grant

[ grant, grahnt ]
/ grænt, grɑnt /

verb (used with object)

noun

Idioms

    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
Related forms

Synonym study

2. See give.
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British Dictionary definitions for take for granted (1 of 2)

grant

/ (ɡrɑːnt) /

verb (tr)

noun

Derived Formsgrantable, 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 take for granted (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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Idioms and Phrases with take for granted

take for granted


1

Consider as true or real, anticipate correctly, as in I took it for granted that they'd offer to pay for their share but I was wrong. [c. 1600]

2

Underestimate the value of, become used to, as in The editors felt that the publisher was taking them for granted.

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