grant Definition

  • 1agree to give or allow (something requested) to
  • 2a sum of money given by an organization, especially a government, for a particular purpose

Using grant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "grant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The university granted him a scholarship.

  • Example

    The company granted her request for a leave of absence.

  • Example

    The government has granted funds for the project.

  • Example

    He was granted permission to enter the building.

grant Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using grant

  • to assume that something is true or will happen without questioning or considering it


    She took for granted that her parents would always support her financially.

  • to allow someone to have what they want or ask for


    The fairy godmother granted Cinderella's wish to go to the ball.

  • to allow someone to meet with an important person, especially a monarch or ruler


    The ambassador was granted an audience with the queen to discuss trade relations.

Phrases with grant

  • a formal request for financial support from an organization or government


    She spent weeks preparing her grant proposal for the research project.

  • a sum of money given by a government to a local authority or other body to be spent on a wide range of services


    The city council received a block grant from the state government to improve public transportation.

  • a sum of money given by an organization or government to support research activities


    The scientist applied for a research grant to study the effects of climate change on marine life.

Origins of grant

from Old French 'graunter', meaning 'to promise, guarantee'


Summary: grant in Brief

The verb 'grant' [ɡrænt] means to agree to give or allow something requested, while the noun refers to a sum of money given by an organization for a particular purpose. Examples include 'The university granted him a scholarship' and 'The government has granted funds for the project.' The idiom 'take for granted' means to assume something is true without questioning it, while 'grant someone their wish' means to allow someone to have what they want.

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