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Pronunciation: (grant, gränt), [key]
v.t.
1. to bestow or confer, esp. by a formal act: to grant a charter.
2. to give or accord: to grant permission.
3. to agree or accede to: to grant a request.
4. to admit or concede; accept for the sake of argument: I grant that point.
5. to transfer or convey, esp. by deed or writing: to grant property.
6. take for granted,
a. to accept without question or objection; assume: Your loyalty to the cause is taken for granted.
b. to use, accept, or treat in a careless or indifferent manner: A marriage can be headed for trouble if either spouse begins to take the other for granted.

n.
1. something granted, as a privilege or right, a sum of money, or a tract of land: Several major foundations made large grants to fund the research project.
2. the act of granting.
3. Law.a transfer of property.
4. a geographical unit in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, originally a grant of land to a person or group of people.

Grant



Pronunciation: (grant, gränt), [key]
n.
1. Cary (Archibald Leach), 1904–86, U.S. actor, born in England.
2. He•ber Jed•e•di•ah Pronunciation: (hē'bur jed"i-dī'u), [key] 1856–1945, U.S. president of the Mormon Church 1918–45.
3. Ulysses S(impson) 1822–85, 18th president of the U.S. 1869–77: Union general in the Civil War.
4. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “large, great.”

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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