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grant

verb [T]  us   /ɡrænt/

grant verb [T] (GIVE)

to give, agree to give, or do something that another person has asked for, esp. as an official or formal act: She was granted American citizenship.

grant verb [T] (ACCEPT)

to accept that something is true, often before expressing an opposite or disapproving opinion: [+ (that) clause] I grant you (that) it must have been upsetting, but even so I think he made too big a deal of it.

grant

noun [C]  us   /ɡrænt/

grant noun [C] (MONEY)

a sum of money given by the government, a university, or a private organization to another organization or person for a special purpose: a research/study grant
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