Definition of "grant" [grant]

  • To consent to the fulfillment of: grant a request. (verb-transitive)
  • To accord as a favor, prerogative, or privilege: granted the franchise to all citizens. (verb-transitive)
  • To bestow; confer: grant aid. (verb-transitive)
  • To transfer (property) by a deed. (verb-transitive)
  • To concede; acknowledge: I grant the genius of your plan, but you still will not find backers. (verb-transitive)
  • To consent to perform or fulfil (verb)

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  • To permit as a favour, indulgence, etc (verb)
  • To acknowledge the validity of; concede (verb)
  • To bestow, esp in a formal manner (verb)
  • To transfer (property) to another, esp by deed; convey (verb)
  • A sum of money provided by a government, local authority, or public fund to finance educational study, overseas aid, building repairs, etc (noun)
  • A privilege, right, etc, that has been granted (noun)
  • The act of granting (noun)
  • A transfer of property by deed or other written instrument; conveyance (noun)
  • A territorial unit in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, originally granted to an individual or organization (noun)

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Use "grant" in a sentence
  • "Yes, she would be compelled to grant an encore -- to _grant_ one."
  • "Information on the grant is available right there on there website."
  • "Getting a grant is wonderful (congratulations!), but remember that a grant is a high point in a research career."