Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: creanter, graanter, from Latin credere 'to believe'


1 verb
grant1 S2 W2 [transitive]
1 formal to give someone something or allow them to have something that they have asked for:
Britain could grant Spain's request.
I would love to be able to grant her wish.
grant somebody something
The council have granted him permission to build on the site.
grant something to somebody
A licence to sell alcohol was granted to the club.
grant that (=used in prayers)
Grant that we may know your presence and love.
2 to admit that something is true although it does not make much difference to your opinion [↪ concede]:
He's got talent, I grant you, but he doesn't work hard enough.

take it for granted (that)

to believe that something is true without making sure:
He just took it for granted that he would pass the exam.

take somebody/something for granted

to expect that someone or something will always be there when you need them and never think how important or useful they are:
Bridget was careful not to take him for granted.
put something in someone's hand: hand, pass

officially give something to someone: award, present, grant, confer, allocate

give something to people in a group: hand out, pass around, distribute

give to a charity: donate

give something to people after you die: leave, pass on, bequeath

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