Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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transitive verb
definition 1:
 to present or bestow, esp. what is requested or desired.
example:  The prince granted very few interviews with reporters.
example:  She asked her father to grant her just this one wish.
example:  The company granted the workers’ request.

definition 2:  to admit or accept.
example:  All right, I grant your point.
example:  If we grant that what he says is true, then we will be forced to make changes.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the transitive verb grant (definition 1)

grant + NOUN:    ~ permission,  ~ wish, ~ request,  ~ release (e.g.,  The leader granted the prisoner’s release), ~ consent (e.g., The parents granted their consent to the marriage), ~ approval, ~ patent, ~ charter, ~ status, ~ title, ~ leave (e.g., His commanding officer granted him a week’s leave)