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grant

noun [C] uk   /ɡrɑːnt/  us   /ɡrænt/
B1 an amount of money given especially by the government to a person or organization for a special purpose: a student/research grant a local authority/government grant [+ to infinitive] They gave/awarded her a grant to study abroad for one year.
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verb uk   /ɡrɑːnt/  us   /ɡrænt/

grant verb (GIVE)

B2 [T] to give or allow someone something, usually in an official way: [+ two objects] They granted her an entry visa. He was granted asylum.formal She granted their request/wish.
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grant verb (ACCEPT)

[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.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.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.
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granted
conjunction uk   /ˈɡrɑːn.tɪd/  us   /ˈɡræn.t̬ɪd/
used to mean "if you accept": Granted (that) the story's true, what are you going to do about it?
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