verb (used with object)
Origin of grant
Examples from the Web for grants
The lab opened the door to a patchwork of grants from around the world which allowed Lavie to begin auditioning actresses.
“Masters had connections with survivalists,” Grants Pass Daily Courier (PDF) reporter Edith Decker wrote in 2010.
This is the power Washington grants the guests on Snap Judgment.
As left-wing biographer Rick Perlstein grants, Goldwater was a man of color-blind temperament, conviction, and personal action.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) handles all of the grants to perform research with cannabis.
Grants by the states themselves for the schools on a large scale have not been numerous.The Deaf|Harry Best
He would be prudent and Europe was wide, and he meant to leave English grants and securities severely alone.The Nest of the Sparrowhawk|Baroness Orczy
There are, in the constitution, grants of powers to Congress, and restrictions on these powers.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
He grants its overwhelming immensity, but he establishes its triviality; and he does more than spit upon it.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
He grants to his arrangement of convenience what he had refused to his duty, and replaces that magistrate.
- to accept or assume without questionone takes certain amenities for granted
- to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)
Word Origin for grant
c.1200, "allowance, consent, permission," from Anglo-French graunter, from Old French granter, collateral variant of creanter "to promise, guarantee, confirm, authorize," from Latin credentem (nominative credens), present participle of credere "to believe, to trust" (see credo).
early 13c., "to allow, consent, permit," from Old French granter (see grant (n.)). Meaning "admit, acknowledge" is from c.1300; hence to take (something) for granted (1610s). Related: Granted; granting.