see also: Grant
  • (RP) IPA: /ɡɹɑːnt/
  • (America) IPA: /ɡɹænt/

grant (grants, present participle granting; past and past participle granted)

  1. (ditransitive) to give (permission or wish)
    He was granted permission to attend the meeting.
    The genie granted him three wishes
  2. (ditransitive) To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
    • 1668 July 3, James Dalrymple, “Thomas Rue contra Andrew Houſtoun” in The Deciſions of the Lords of Council & Seſſion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 548 ↗:
      He Suſpends on theſe Reaſons, that Thomas Rue had granted a general Diſcharge to Adam Muſhet, who was his Conjunct, and correus debendi, after the alleadged Service, which Diſcharged Muſhet, and conſequently Houstoun his Partner.
  3. (transitive) To agree with (someone) on (something); to accept (something) for the sake of argument; to admit to (someone) that (something) is true.
    Synonyms: concur, concede, allow
    • ante 1921 George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah, Preface ("The Infidel Half Century"), section "In Quest of the First Cause":
      The universe exists, said the father: somebody must have made it. If that somebody exists, said I, somebody must have made him. I grant that for the sake of argument, said the Oratorian.
  4. (intransitive) To assent; to consent.
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grant (plural grants)

  1. The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
  2. The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
  3. The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
    I got a grant from the government to study archeology in Egypt.
  4. (law) A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government.
    a grant of land or of money
  5. The deed or writing by which such a transfer is made.
  6. (informal) An application for a grant monetary boon to aid research or the like.
  • Portuguese: concessão
  • Russian: предоставле́ние
  • Russian: (yield) усту́пка
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  • (British) IPA: /ɡɹɑːnt/
  • (America) IPA: /ɡɹænt/
Proper noun
  1. Surname and a Scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".
  2. A male given name.
  3. A town in Marshall County, Alabama.
  4. An unincorporated community in Inyo County, California.
  5. An unincorporated community in Park County, Colorado.
  6. A small city in Montgomery County, Iowa.
  7. A small city in Newaygo County, Michigan.
  8. A city in Washington County, Minnesota.
  9. A small city/county seat in Perkins County, Nebraska.
  10. An unincorporated community in Hardin County, Ohio.
  11. An unincorporated community in Mason County, Washington.
  12. A town in Clark County, Wisconsin.
  13. A town in Dunn County, Wisconsin.
  14. A town in Monroe County, Wisconsin.
  15. A town in Portage County, Wisconsin.
  16. A town in Rusk County, Wisconsin.
  17. A town in Shawano County, Wisconsin.

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