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grant

[ grant, grahnt ]
/ grænt, grɑnt /
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verb (used with object)
noun
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Idioms about grant

    take for granted,
    1. to accept without question or objection; assume: Your loyalty to the cause is taken for granted.
    2. 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

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

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2. See give.

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Other definitions for grant (2 of 2)

Grant
[ grant, grahnt ]
/ grænt, grɑnt /

noun
Cary Archibald Leach, 1904–86, U.S. actor, born in England.
He·ber Jed·e·di·ah [hee-ber -jed-i-dahy-uh], /ˈhi bər ˌdʒɛd ɪˈdaɪ ə/, 1856–1945, U.S. president of the Mormon Church 1918–45.
Ulysses S(impson) 1822–85, 18th president of the U.S. 1869–77: Union general in the Civil War.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “large, great.”
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British Dictionary definitions for grant (1 of 2)

grant
/ (ɡrɑːnt) /

verb (tr)
noun

Derived forms of grant

grantable, 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 grant (2 of 2)

Grant
/ (ɡrɑːnt) /

noun
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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