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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [grant, grahnt]
    • /grænt, grɑnt/
    • /ɡrɑːnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [grant, grahnt]
    • /grænt, grɑnt/

Definitions of grant word

  • verb with object grant to bestow or confer, especially by a formal act: to grant a charter. 1
  • verb with object grant to give or accord: to grant permission. 1
  • verb with object grant to agree or accede to: to grant a request. 1
  • verb with object grant to admit or concede; accept for the sake of argument: I grant that point. 1
  • verb with object grant to transfer or convey, especially by deed or writing: to grant property. 1
  • noun grant Cary (Archibald Leach) 1904–86, U.S. actor, born in England. 1

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Origin of grant

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; Middle English gra(u)nten < Old French graunter, variant of crëanter < Vulgar Latin *credentāre, verbal derivative of Latin crēdent-, stem of crēdēns, present participle of crēdere to believe

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Parts of speech for Grant


grant popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

grant usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for grant

verb grant

  • cede — If someone in a position of authority cedes land or power to someone else, they let them have the land or power, often as a result of military or political pressure.
  • accord — An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.
  • give — to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone.
  • transfer — to convey or remove from one place, person, etc., to another: He transferred the package from one hand to the other.
  • accept — If you accept something that you have been offered, you say yes to it or agree to take it.

noun grant

  • funding — a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund.
  • scholarship — learning; knowledge acquired by study; the academic attainments of a scholar.
  • endowment — The action of endowing something or someone.
  • allowance — An allowance is money that is given to someone, usually on a regular basis, in order to help them pay for the things that they need.
  • contribution — If you make a contribution to something, you do something to help make it successful or to produce it.

Antonyms for grant

verb grant

  • deny — When you deny something, you state that it is not true.
  • disallow — to refuse to allow; reject; veto: to disallow a claim for compensation.
  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • withhold — to hold back; restrain or check.
  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.

noun grant

  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.
  • disadvantage — absence or deprivation of advantage or equality.
  • forfeit — a fine; penalty.
  • loss — detriment, disadvantage, or deprivation from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery.
  • migrant — migrating, especially of people; migratory.

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