[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.