grant

You can grant anything from a permanent restraining order to a request for time off, or, if you’re a genie, seven wishes. When you grant something you are letting someone have or do something that they are asking for.

When you grant something, you’re typically fulfilling a request that is not an automatic entitlement. For example, if you order a plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce in a restaurant, when the meal arrives, you wouldn’t say that the chef has been kind enough to grant you the meal; it’s an order that’s been fulfilled. If you ask the chef to make it a vegan dish that doesn’t include chicken stock, however, then you’re making a request that it’s up to the chef to grant — or not.

Primary Meanings of grant

1.
vn
let have
the act of providing a subsidy
2.
v
be willing to concede
Full Definitions of grant
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v let have

grant permission”
Synonyms:
allow
allow, countenance, let, permit
consent to, give permission
Antonyms:
deny, refuse
refuse to let have
abnegate, deny
deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
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Types:
vouchsafe
grant in a condescending manner
allowance
put on a fixed allowance, as of food
Type of:
give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

v allow to have

grant a privilege”
Synonyms:
accord, allot
Types:
give
accord by verdict
enfranchise
grant voting rights
Type of:
give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

v bestow, especially officially

grant a degree”
“This bill grants us new rights”
Synonyms:
give

v transfer by deed

grant land”
Synonyms:
deed over
Type of:
gift, give, present
give as a present; make a gift of

v give as judged due or on the basis of merit

“Funds are granted to qualified researchers”
Synonyms:
award
Types:
pension, pension off
grant a pension to
Type of:
give
cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense

v give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

Synonyms:
cede, concede, yield
Type of:
give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

n the act of providing a subsidy

Synonyms:
subsidisation, subsidization
Types:
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award, awarding
a grant made by a law court
block grant
a grant of federal money to state and local governments to support social welfare programs
grant-in-aid
a grant from a central government to a local government
addiction
(Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master
Type of:
allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling
the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

n any monetary aid

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subsidy
a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public
grant-in-aid
a grant to a person or school for some educational project
subvention
grant of financial aid as from a government to an educational institution
price support
a government subsidy used to maintain prices at a certain level
post doc, postdoc, postdoctoral
a grant that funds postdoctoral study or research
Type of:
aid, economic aid, financial aid
money to support a worthy person or cause

n (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance

Synonyms:
assignment
Types:
apanage, appanage
a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family
land grant
a grant of public land (as to a railway or college)
Type of:
transferred possession, transferred property
a possession whose ownership changes or lapses

n a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business

Synonyms:
concession
Types:
franchise
an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place
Type of:
contract
a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

n a right or privilege that has been granted

Type of:
right
an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
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v be willing to concede

“I grant you this much”
Synonyms:
concede, yield
Types:
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forgive
stop blaming or grant forgiveness
condone, excuse
excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
absolve, free, justify
let off the hook
absolve, shrive
grant remission of a sin to
remit
forgive
pardon
grant a pardon to
excuse, pardon
accept an excuse for
Type of:
agree, concord, concur, hold
be in accord; be in agreement

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