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grant

 
 
pronunciation:
graent
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: grants, granting, granted
definition 1: to present or bestow, esp. what is requested or desired.
The prince granted very few interviews with reporters.She asked her father to grant her just this one wish.[verb + smby/smth + infinitive ] The company granted the workers' request.
synonyms:
accord, bestow, confer, present, vouchsafe
antonyms:
deny, refuse
similar words:
afford, award, concede, endow, favor, give, impart, pay, provide
definition 2: to admit or accept.
All right, I grant your point.
synonyms:
admit, allow, concede
antonyms:
deny, reject
similar words:
accept, acknowledge, agree, approve
definition 3: to formally transfer or convey.
The king granted the lands to his most trusted nobles.
synonyms:
convey, transfer
similar words:
bequeath, cede, commit, concede, consign, devise, dower, entrust, impart, will
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of bestowing.
His grant of the title to his daughter came as a surprise to many.
synonyms:
bestowal, conferment, conveyance, donation, endowment, presentation, transfer
similar words:
award, bequest, concession
definition 2: that which is bestowed, esp. money or property for a specific purpose.
She's applying for another research grant to continue her study of the disease.
synonyms:
donation, endowment, gift, present, presentation
similar words:
allowance, bequest, concession, fellowship, franchise, inheritance, legacy, stipend, subsidy, trust
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derivations: grantable (adj.), granter (n.)