Definition of grant verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    grant

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɡrɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrænt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grant
    BrE BrE//ɡrɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrænt//
     
    he / she / it grants
    BrE BrE//ɡrɑːnts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrænts//
     
    past simple granted
    BrE BrE//ˈɡrɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡræntɪd//
     
    past participle granted
    BrE BrE//ˈɡrɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡræntɪd//
     
    -ing form granting
    BrE BrE//ˈɡrɑːntɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡræntɪŋ//
     
    Legal processes
     
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  1. 1  [often passive] to agree to give somebody what they ask for, especially formal or legal permission to do something grant something My request was granted. grant somebody something I was granted permission to visit the palace. She was granted a divorce. He was granted a licence to mine in the area. The bank finally granted me a £500 loan. grant something to somebody/something The bank finally granted a £500 loan to me. These lands had been granted to the family in perpetuity. See related entries: Legal processes
  2. 2to admit that something is true, although you may not like or agree with it grant somebody She's a smart woman, I grant you, but she's no genius. grant (somebody) (that)… I grant you (that) it looks good, but it’s not exactly practical.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French granter ‘consent to support’, variant of creanter ‘to guarantee’, based on Latin credere ‘entrust’.Extra examples Permission is hereby granted to reproduce this material. Planning permission was finally granted in October. The judge refused to grant him bail. The law effectively grants the company immunity from prosecution. the rights expressly granted by the terms of the lease Granted, he is a beginner, but he should know the basic rules. Her wish was granted. I’ll grant you (that) it looks good, but it’s not exactly practical. Planning permission for the development was granted last week. She’s a smart woman, I grant you, but she’s no genius. The contract was granted to an Australian company The court granted him leave to appeal. The government granted an amnesty to all political prisoners. The judge granted an injunction preventing the newspaper from printing the names.Idioms
    take somebody/something for granted
     
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     to be so used to somebody/something that you do not recognize their true value any more and do not show that you are grateful Her husband was always there and she just took him for granted. We take having an endless supply of clean water for granted.
    take it for granted (that…)
     
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     to believe something is true without first making sure that it is I just took it for granted that he'd always be around. She seemed to take it for granted that I would go with her to New York.
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