verb (used with object)
- 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.
Origin of grant
Examples from the Web for granting
On May 1, Gov. John Kitzhaber signed Senate Bill 833, granting undocumented immigrants the right to drive in his state.Didn't Obama Hear Oregon’s Warning Shot on Immigration?|Doug McIntyre|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“In the long run, the government will earn money by granting work permits,” and collecting taxes from undocumented workers.
Lau claims that UMass' standard for granting an appeal to a decision is “actually higher than the standard for the conviction.”Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases?|Emily Shire|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why oh why do people persist in granting the former Bush strategist ‘genius’ status?
But the U.S. government has proved disappointingly slow in granting those visas.The US Is Dragging Its Feet When It Comes to Helping Afghan Translators|Ann Scott Tyson|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now granting that man is what we know he is—it's plain common sense to get as much out of him as you can.Joyce of the North Woods|Harriet T. Comstock
The civil law, by granting divorce, has broken the family tie.Public School Education|Michael Mller
But he and his successors had raised up fresh rivals by granting whole provinces, called appanages, to their younger sons.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
Mr. Lowington had endeavored to reconcile the granting of the request with his views of discipline.Down the Rhine|Oliver Optic
But granting all that has to be entered on the dark debtor side, the overwhelming balance is the other way.Is Ulster Right?|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for granting (1 of 2)
- to accept or assume without questionone takes certain amenities for granted
- to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)