Grant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡrænt|  American pronunciation of the word grant
Brit.  |ɡrɑːnt|  British pronunciation of the word grant


- any monetary aid
- the act of providing a subsidy (syn: subsidisation, subsidization)
- (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance (syn: assignment)
- Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978)
- United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
- 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)
- a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business (syn: concession)
- a right or privilege that has been granted


- let have(syn: allow)
- give as judged due or on the basis of merit(syn: award)
- be willing to concede(syn: concede, yield)
- allow to have(syn: accord, allot)
- bestow, especially officially(syn: give)
- give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another (syn: cede, concede, yield)
- transfer by deed


The mayor refused to grant my request for an interview.

The court granted the motion for a new trial.

I cannot grant you that wish.

We haven't yet been granted access to the archive.

The country was granted independence in 1950.

The judge granted custody of the children to their mother.

I grant that he's a talented writer, but I just don't find his books very interesting.

The house is not perfect, I grant you that.

Her study is being funded by a federal grant.

They wrote a grant proposal to get funding for the project.

The government granted a pension to her.

The authorities at once cheerfully granted all that they asked.

Granting that you are correct, you may find it hard to prove your point.

We received a grant to attend the conference.

Britain could grant Spain's request.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: grant
he/she/it: grants
present participle: granting
past tense: granted
past participle: granted
singular: grant
plural: grants
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