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Definition of "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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."