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English definition of “grant”

grant

verb (ACCEPT)    /ɡrɑːnt/ US  /ɡrænt/
[T + (that)] to accept that something is true, often before expressing an opposite opinion: I grant that it must have been upsetting but even so I think she made a bit of a fuss. I grant you (= it is true that), it's a difficult situation but I feel sure he could have handled it more sensitively.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval take sth for granted B2 to believe something to be the truth without even thinking about it: I didn't realize that Melanie hadn't been to college - I suppose I just took it for granted.Imagining and conceiving take sth or sb for granted B2 If you take situations or people for granted, you do not realize or show that you are grateful for how much you get from them: One of the problems with relationships is that after a while you just take each other for granted.Ungrateful granted     /ˈɡrɑːn.tɪd/ US  /ˈɡræn.t̬ɪd/ conjunction used to mean 'if you accept' something: Granted (that) the story's true, what are you going to do about it?Connecting words which express a condition
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