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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgrænt/, /ˈgrɑːnt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/grænt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(grant, gränt)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
grant /grænt/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to give;
    confer;
    accord: [+ object + to]The teacher granted permission to leave.[+ object + object]He granted us permission to go ahead.
  2. to agree to:[+ object]to grant a request.
  3. to accept for the sake of argument: [+ object]I grant that point.[+ object + object]I grant you that point.[+ that clause]I grant that what she did was silly.[+ object + (that) clause]I grant you that the budget situation is grim.

n. [countable]
  1. something given or granted, as a privilege or right, a sum of money, or a tract of land.
Idioms
  1. Idiomstake for granted, [take + object + for granted]
    • to assume without question:I take his honesty for granted.
    • to treat with careless indifference:You'll regret it if you take her for granted.

grant•er, gran•tor, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
grant  (grant, gränt),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to bestow or confer, esp. by a formal act:to grant a charter.
  2. to give or accord:to grant permission.
  3. to agree or accede to:to grant a request.
  4. to admit or concede;
    accept for the sake of argument:I grant that point.
  5. to transfer or convey, esp. by deed or writing:to grant property.
  6. Idiomstake for granted: 
    • 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.

n. 
  1. 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.
  2. the act of granting.
  3. [Law.]a transfer of property.
  4. a geographical unit in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, originally a grant of land to a person or group of people.
granta•ble, adj. 
granted•ly, adv. 
granter, n. 
  • Vulgar Latin *credentāre, verb, verbal derivative of Latin crēdent-, stem of crēdēns, present participle of crēdere to believe
  • Old French graunter, variant of crëanter
  • Middle English gra(u)nten 1175–1225
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged award, vouchsafe.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  give. 
    • 7, 8.See corresponding entry in Unabridged concession, bequest.
    • 8.See corresponding entry in Unabridged conveyance.
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged receive.

Grant  (grant, gränt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalCary (Archibald Leach), 1904–86, U.S. actor, born in England.
  2. He•ber Jed•e•di•ah  (grant, gränt),USA pronunciation 1856–1945, U.S. president of the Mormon Church 1918–45.
  3. BiographicalUlysses S(impson) 1822–85, 18th president of the U.S. 1869–77: Union general in the Civil War.
  4. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning "large, great.''

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
grant /ɡrɑːnt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to consent to perform or fulfil: to grant a wish
  2. (may take a clause as object) to permit as a favour, indulgence, etc: to grant an interview
  3. (may take a clause as object) to acknowledge the validity of; concede: I grant what you say is true
  4. to bestow, esp in a formal manner
  5. to transfer (property) to another, esp by deed; convey
  6. take for grantedto accept or assume without question: one takes certain amenities for granted
  7. to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)
n
  1. a sum of money provided by a government, local authority, or public fund to finance educational study, overseas aid, building repairs, etc
  2. a privilege, right, etc, that has been granted
  3. the act of granting
  4. a transfer of property by deed or other written instrument; conveyance
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French graunter, from Vulgar Latin credentāre (unattested), from Latin crēdere to believe

ˈgrantable adj ˈgranter n
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