From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgrantgrant1 /ɡrɑːnt $ ɡrænt/ ●●○ W3 AWL verb [transitive] 1 formalGIVE to give someone something or allow them to have something that they have asked for Britain could grant Spain’s request. I would love to be able to grant her wish.grant somebody something The council have granted him permission to build on the site.grant something to somebody A licence to sell alcohol was granted to the club.grant that (=used in prayers) Grant that we may know your presence and love.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say give permission rather than grant permission:They gave him permission to stay.2 ADMITto admit that something is true although it does not make much difference to your opinion → concede He’s got talent, I grant you, but he doesn’t work hard enough.3 → take it for granted (that)4 → take somebody/something for granted→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusgrant• I am pleased to inform you that your request for housing benefit has been granted.• Titles can be conferred and estates granted.• The doctors had their salaries increased by 50 percent, while the teachers were granted a 20 percent rise.• Haberdashers and provision merchants were to be granted a few houses.• These orders, valid into the next century, carried few conditions when granted and would not meet current environmental regulations.• The company's application to build a billion dollar leisure complex has been granted by city hall.• McCord, now 23, was granted clemency last week after U. S. Rep.• The authorities have refused to grant him a visa to visit the US.• Politicians have perceived little gain in granting petitions for something that offends the sensibilities of a significant number of the heterosexual majority.• Naked emotion grants the work an uneasy power - but at times it feels like special pleading.• Devlin also alleges that Parker allowed Scott Supply some leeway normally not granted to ordinary bidders.grant that• The first is the significant drop in nationally funded research grants that has occurred over the past 10 to 15 years.• Everyone by now took it for granted that he was dead, except Penelope, his wife, and his son Telemachus.• She took it for granted that I belonged there.• Most economists readily grant that the developing world will grow more rapidly than the already industrialized countries.• She had taken it for granted that they would spend the night in Denver.I grant you• I rationalized this as a perk I granted myself.• She did cure them, I grant you.• Not very sporting, I grant you, but I was genuinely unaware that such tactics were illegal.• A little melodramatic, I grant you, but it represented the worst-case scenario.• They're strange, I grant you; but very exciting and attractive.• Sometimes, I grant you, some one offers a provocative thought.• I had the impression - fleeting, I grant you - that the photo had come from one of the pockets.• But I grant you there are not many would have gone to the trouble. grantgrant2 ●●○ W3 AWL noun [countable] PEGan amount of money given to someone, especially by the government, for a particular purpose The university gets a government grant. Anyone wishing to apply for a grant should write to the Treasurer.grant of a grant of £50,000grant from These studios are funded by a grant from the Kress Foundation.COLLOCATIONSNOUN + granta government grantThe school has won a £240,000 government grant to improve its science and technology areas.a research grantHe received a research grant to study the effect of pollution on the environment.a student grantIf you are on a low income, you may be able to get a student grant.a block grant American English (=money given by the central government to state governments in order to pay for services such as the police, roads etc)Congress approved block grants for education, health, and social services.phrasesa grant of £5,000, $8,000 etcThe library received a grant of $20,000 to improve its computer facilities.verbsapply for a grantWe could apply for a grant and start a serious research programme.be eligible for a grant (=be allowed to receive a grant)This booklet explains who is eligible to receive a grant.get/obtain a grantYou may be able to get a grant to learn a trade.receive a grantIt is likely that you will receive a grant to cover your tuition.give/award somebody a grantIf you have been awarded a grant, you must send the details to the university.be funded by a grantThe expansion of the computer department was funded by a government grant.
Examples from the Corpusgrant• He was awarded a $25,000 grant by the Rockefeller Foundation, which enabled him to finish the work.• We're applying for a grant of £500 for equipment.• You can get a grant from the council to pay for the repairs.• Will I get a grant, even though both my parents are earning?• The medical school has received a grant for cancer research.• She received a grant of £20,000 from the Arts Council to set up the Centre.• Our role is to decide how the block grant should be allocated.• Most regions in Spain and Portugal qualify for sizeable development grants from the EU.• The building was converted into flats with the aid of an urban development grant.• Twenty-five percent of the funds would go for discretionary grants, with the protected communities also having access to this money.• Researchers at the University of San Francisco will receive a $6.7 million federal grant for research on ovarian cancer.• Some cost savings may be offset against this total, such as money received from grants and savings made on rent and rates.• Jen was up all night writing her grant proposal.• Stonewall, the gay lobby group, has been given a £ 900,000 lottery grant for a project to combat homophobia.• To apply for a loan or grant, call 1-800-323-4140.• Research grants are plentiful in science and engineering subjects, but much harder to get in the humanities.• It was also aware that a further renewal of the Carnegie Trust's grant was extremely unlikely.• Without a student grant, I'd never even have gone into higher education.• This writer has contributed directly to two such grants, one won and one lost.• Both authors detect a slowing-down ill the creation of offices and the grant of new titles by about 1670.• These grants will help communities address the problems faced by young people.apply for a grant• If only slugs turned up frequently in wine bottles, we could apply for a grant and start a serious research programme.• He had applied for a grant but at the time Liverpool City Council was snowed under by applications.• He applied for a grant of land and this was sold to him for a nominal sum.• Solicitors will lose their monopoly on applying for grants of probate to deal with wills.• By summer 1990,44 schools had successfully applied for grant maintained status.• I must have mentioned how expensive my activities were becoming, because Suzy suggested that I tried applying for a grant.• We applied for grants from a number of grant-giving bodies.• We applied for a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund on the basis that its support alone could save the church.From Longman Business Dictionarygrantgrant1 /grɑːntgrænt/ noun [countable]FINANCE a sum of money given to a person or organization for a particular purpose, often by a governmentWest Berlin’s Free University was founded with major grants from the Ford Foundation.The Arts Council awarded (=gave) her a grant of £2200 for a photographic mission to the Andes. → block grant → capital grant → death grant → development grant → federal grant → investment grant → research grantgrantgrant2 verb [transitive]LAW to officially give a person or an organization something they have asked forgrant somebody somethingThe government granted the U.S. company timber rights to a 28,000-square-mile area.The company has been granted a temporary license to continue mining.→ See Verb tableOrigin grant1 (1200-1300) Old French creanter, graanter, from Latin credere “to believe”