[ grant, grahnt ]
/ grænt, grɑnt /
verb (used with object)
to bestow or confer, especially by a formal act: to grant a charter.
to give or accord: to grant permission.
to agree or accede to: to grant a request.
to admit or concede; accept for the sake of argument: I grant that point.
to transfer or convey, especially by deed or writing: to grant property.
something granted, as a privilege or right, a sum of money, or a tract of land: Several major foundations made large grants to fund the research project.
the act of granting.
Law. a transfer of property.
a geographical unit in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, originally a grant of land to a person or group of people.
Words nearby grant
Idioms for grant
- to accept without question or objection; assume: Your loyalty to the cause is taken for granted.
- to use, accept, or treat in a careless or indifferent manner: A marriage can be headed for trouble if either spouse begins to take the other for granted.
take for granted,
Origin of grant
1175–1225; Middle English gra(u)nten < Old French graunter, variant of crëanter < Vulgar Latin *credentāre, verbal derivative of Latin crēdent-, stem of crēdēns, present participle of crēdere to believe
SYNONYMS FOR grant
OTHER WORDS FROM grant
grant·a·ble, adjectivegrant·ed·ly, adverbgrant·er, nounre·grant, verb (used with object), noun
su·per·grant, nounun·grant·a·ble, adjective
synonym study for grant
2. See give.
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Bel is also invoked in connexion with Anu as a granter of victory.Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria|Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for granter (1 of 2)
/ (ɡrɑːnt) /
to consent to perform or fulfilto grant a wish
(may take a clause as object) to permit as a favour, indulgence, etcto grant an interview
(may take a clause as object) to acknowledge the validity of; concedeI grant what you say is true
to bestow, esp in a formal manner
to transfer (property) to another, esp by deed; convey
take for granted
- to accept or assume without questionone takes certain amenities for granted
- to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)
a sum of money provided by a government, local authority, or public fund to finance educational study, overseas aid, building repairs, etc
a privilege, right, etc, that has been granted
the act of granting
a transfer of property by deed or other written instrument; conveyance
US a territorial unit in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, originally granted to an individual or organization
Derived forms of grantgrantable, adjectivegranter, noun
Word Origin for grant
C13: from Old French graunter, from Vulgar Latin credentāre (unattested), from Latin crēdere to believe
British Dictionary definitions for granter (2 of 2)
/ (ɡrɑːnt) /
Cary, real name Alexander Archibald Leach. 1904–86, US film actor, born in England. His many films include Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), and Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)
Duncan (James Corrowr). 1885–1978, British painter and designer
Ulysses S (impson), real name Hiram Ulysses Grant. 1822–85, 18th president of the US (1869–77); commander in chief of Union forces in the American Civil War (1864–65)
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