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grantverb [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.

grantnoun [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
(Definition of grant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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grantnoun [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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grantverb

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 overreacted. 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 "because": Granted (that) the story's true, there's not a lot you can do about it.
(Definition of grant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grant" in Business English

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grantnoun [C]

uk   /ɡrɑːnt/ us  
GOVERNMENT, FINANCE an amount of money that is given to a person or an organization for a special purpose, especially by a government: a grant from sb/sth The research laboratory was set up with a grant from the Department of Health.a grant for sth The company received a $10,000 grant for software development.award/give sb a grant They were awarded a grant for stem cell research. get/be given/receive a grant be eligible for/qualify for a grant You can apply for a grant to upgrade your IT systems. a research/study grant a government/federal/state grant a grant application

grantverb [T]

uk   /ɡrɑːnt/ us  
LAW, FINANCE to legally or officially give or allow something: grant permission to do sth Only the city council can grant permisssion to build on that site.grant sth to sb/grant sb sth The authorities have granted special licenses to companies who are pioneering communications technology.grant sb access/rights The draft agreement will grant the airline several other new rights within Europe. grant sb a loan/mortgage grant a licence/patent grant an injunction/an extension/compensation grant sb citizenship/a visa/asylum
(Definition of grant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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