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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 ​formalact: She was granted American ​citizenship.
  • grant verb [T] (ACCEPT)

to ​accept that something is ​true, often before ​expressing an ​opposite or ​disapprovingopinion: [+ (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 ​privateorganization to another ​organization or ​person for a ​specialpurpose: 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 ​specialpurpose: a ​student/​research grant a ​localauthority/​government grant [+ to infinitive] They gave/​awarded her a grant tostudyabroad 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 ​entryvisa. He was granted ​asylum.formal She granted ​theirrequest/​wish.

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  • grant verb (ACCEPT)

[T + (that)] to ​accept that something is ​true, often before ​expressing an ​oppositeopinion: 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 ​difficultsituation but I ​feelsure he could have ​handled it more ​sensitively.take sth for granted B2 to ​believe something to be the ​truth without ​eventhinking 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   us   /ɡrɑːnt/
GOVERNMENT, FINANCE an ​amount of ​money that is given to a ​person or an ​organization for a ​specialpurpose, especially by a ​government: a grant from sb/sth The ​researchlaboratory was set up with a grant from the Department of Health.a grant for sth The ​company received a $10,000 grant for ​softwaredevelopment.award/give sb a grant They were ​awarded a grant for stem ​cellresearch. 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   us   /ɡrɑːnt/
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 ​speciallicenses to ​companies who are ​pioneeringcommunicationstechnology.grant sb access/rights The ​draftagreement 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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