grantnoun [C]uk /ɡrɑːnt/ us /ɡrænt/
- We got a government grant for setting up our business, but they clawed it all back again in taxes.
- You might be eligible for a grant.
- Please state why you wish to apply for this grant.
- Students are able to take out loans to top up their grants.
- The government is awarding small grants to single mothers who are starting their own businesses.
grantverbuk /ɡrɑːnt/ us /ɡrænt/
grant verb (GIVE)
- Judges only grant marriage annulments in exceptional circumstances.
- The new government is to grant a free pardon to all political prisoners.
- Because of a previous conviction, the judge refused to grant bail.
- Management have granted a 10% pay rise in response to union pressure.
- Planners are committed to developing the city's brownfield sites before granting permission to build on the rural outskirts.
grant verb (ACCEPT)
- He refused to grant that miracles occur.
- Many scientists are willing to grant that apes are able to develop linguistic skills.
- She refuses to grant the possibility that she might be wrong.
- He granted that there would be no way of ever knowing the full facts.
- The article grants that not all of its claims can be verified.
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