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verb [transitive] grant pronunciation in British English /ɡrɑːnt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlegranting
past tensegranted
past participlegranted
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  1. 1
    formal to allow someone to have or do what they want
    If permission is granted, they’ll start building soon.
    The Board has refused to grant your request.
    grant something to someone: Irish nationalists urged the British government to grant an amnesty to all political prisoners.
    grant someone something: On April 30, the club granted him a leave of absence for personal reasons.
    grant someone’s wish: His wish had finally been granted.
  2. 2
    to admit that something is true
    I grant you (that): ‘This thing never works!’ ‘Well, not very often, I grant you.’
    You’re thorough, I grant you that, but we don’t need all this detail.



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