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Meaning of "grant" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GRANT

From Old French graunter, from Vulgar Latin credentāre (unattested), from Latin crēdere to believe.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GRANT

grant  [ɡrɑːnt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRANT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Grant is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb grant in English.

WHAT DOES GRANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of grant in the English dictionary

The first definition of grant in the dictionary is to consent to perform or fulfil. Other definition of grant is to permit as a favour, indulgence, etc. Grant is also to acknowledge the validity of; concede.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GRANT

PRESENT

Present
I grant
you grant
he/she/it grants
we grant
you grant
they grant
Present continuous
I am granting
you are granting
he/she/it is granting
we are granting
you are granting
they are granting
Present perfect
I have granted
you have granted
he/she/it has granted
we have granted
you have granted
they have granted
Present perfect continuous
I have been granting
you have been granting
he/she/it has been granting
we have been granting
you have been granting
they have been granting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I granted
you granted
he/she/it granted
we granted
you granted
they granted
Past continuous
I was granting
you were granting
he/she/it was granting
we were granting
you were granting
they were granting
Past perfect
I had granted
you had granted
he/she/it had granted
we had granted
you had granted
they had granted
Past perfect continuous
I had been granting
you had been granting
he/she/it had been granting
we had been granting
you had been granting
they had been granting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will grant
you will grant
he/she/it will grant
we will grant
you will grant
they will grant
Future continuous
I will be granting
you will be granting
he/she/it will be granting
we will be granting
you will be granting
they will be granting
Future perfect
I will have granted
you will have granted
he/she/it will have granted
we will have granted
you will have granted
they will have granted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been granting
you will have been granting
he/she/it will have been granting
we will have been granting
you will have been granting
they will have been granting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would grant
you would grant
he/she/it would grant
we would grant
you would grant
they would grant
Conditional continuous
I would be granting
you would be granting
he/she/it would be granting
we would be granting
you would be granting
they would be granting
Conditional perfect
I would have grant
you would have grant
he/she/it would have grant
we would have grant
you would have grant
they would have grant
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been granting
you would have been granting
he/she/it would have been granting
we would have been granting
you would have been granting
they would have been granting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you grant
we let´s grant
you grant
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to grant
Past participle
granted
Present Participle
granting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GRANT


an´t
ɑːnt
aren´t
ɑːnt
aunt
ɑːnt
can´t
kɑːnt
chant
tʃɑːnt
courant
kʊˈrɑːnt
courante
kʊˈrɑːnt
debutant
ˈdɛbjʊˌtɑːnt
debutante
ˈdɛbjʊˌtɑːnt
drant
drɑːnt
eggplant
ˈɛɡˌplɑːnt
enchant
ɪnˈtʃɑːnt
galant
ɡəˈlɑːnt
gant
ɡɑːnt
implant
ɪmˈplɑːnt
intrigante
ˈɪntrɪˌɡɑːnt
plant
plɑːnt
regrant
riːˈɡrɑːnt
slant
slɑːnt
transplant
trænsˈplɑːnt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GRANT

granolith
granolithic
granophyre
granophyric
grant of probate
grant-aided
grant-in-aid
grant-maintained
grant-maintained school
Granta
grantable
granted
grantee
granter
Grantham
Granthi
grantor
grants-in-aid
grantsman
grantsmanship

WORDS THAT END LIKE GRANT

au courant
brant
deodorant
durant
entrant
five-star restaurant
fragrant
hydrant
ignorant
immigrant
Indian restaurant
migrant
quadrant
rant
registrant
restaurant
tolerant
tyrant
vibrant
warrant

Synonyms and antonyms of grant in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GRANT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «grant» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of grant

Translation of «grant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRANT

Find out the translation of grant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of grant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «grant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

补助金
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

subvención
570 millions of speakers

English

grant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुदान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِنْحَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

субсидия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bolsa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রদান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

subvention
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemberian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zuschuss
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

助成金
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

보조금
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Granting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiền được cấp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழங்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनुदान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hibe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

borsa di studio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stypendium
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

грант
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

subvenție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιχορήγηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toekenning
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

anslag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pengestøtte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of grant

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRANT»

The term «grant» is very widely used and occupies the 3.611 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GRANT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «grant» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «grant» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about grant

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10 QUOTES WITH «GRANT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word grant.
1
Todd Akin
I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.
2
Walter Annenberg
God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.
3
Mary Astell
Although it has been said by men of more wit than wisdom, and perhaps more malice than either, that women are naturally incapable of acting prudently, or that they are necessarily determined to folly, I must by no means grant it.
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John James Audubon
The fact is I am growing old too fast, alas! I feel it, and yet work I will, and may God grant me life to see the last plate of my mammoth work finished.
5
Colin Baker
I could, I think, quite easily have gone to Oxford. I got four good A levels, but my father's income was such that I wouldn't have got a grant, and he wouldn't let me go to university, and that was the end of it.
6
James Balog
The scientist-community guy may get a $500,000 grant, and if his equipment works or doesn't work, he still gets a gold star for doing the science experiment. For me, there is no merit in anything for doing an experiment; I have to go home with pictures.
7
Samuel Beckett
Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.
8
Harry A. Blackmun
By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech.
9
Donald Cargill
Fear not; and the God of mercies grant a full gale and a fair entry into His kingdom, which may carry sweetly and swiftly over the bar, that you find not the rub of death.
10
Michael Chertoff
And I have to say, I agree with some of the criticisms that some have made about that state program which allocates the grant money on a very rigid formula all across the country, with a certain percentage to each state.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRANT»

Discover the use of grant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to grant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Grant
They sold phenomenally well, and Grant the failed businessman left his widow a fortune in royalties from sales of the book.
Jean Edward Smith, 2001
2
Grant's Atlas of Anatomy
A cornerstone of gross anatomy since 1943, Grant's Atlas of Anatomy reaches students worldwide with its realistic dissection illustrations, detailed surface anatomy photos, clinical images and comments, and quick-reference muscle tables.
A. M. R. Agur, Arthur F. Dalley, John Charles Boileau Grant, 2013
3
Grant
From his boyhood in Ohio to the battlefields of the Civil War and his presidency during the crucial years of Reconstruction, this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography traces the entire arc of Grant's life (1822-1885).
William S. McFeely, 2002
4
Jim Grant: UNICEF Visionary
The eight stories in this volume, each one written by a close colleague of Jim Grant, celebrate this achievement. They also draw out the lessons on Grant's vision and leadership - lessons relevant in many other contexts.
Richard Jolly, 2002
5
Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant" is considered among the greatest of military memoirs.
U. S. Grant, 2007
6
The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel
But this novel also stands on its own for all readers, an enchanting and haunting journey to Roland’s world and testimony to the power of Stephen King’s storytelling magic.
Stephen King, 2012
7
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Completed just days before his death and hailed by Mark Twain as "the most remarkable work of its kind since the Commentaries of Julius Caesar," this is the now-legendary autobiography of ULYSSES SIMPSON GRANT (1822-1885), 18th president of ...
Ulysses S. Grant, 2007
8
The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need: Top Grant ...
A new edition of the most sought-after grant-writing guide, revised and updated for grant-seekers in today's economy
Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox, 2009
9
Cary Grant: A Biography
Rigorously researched and elegantly written, Cary Grant: A Biography is a complete, nuanced portrait of the greatest Hollywood star in cinema history. From the Hardcover edition.
Marc Eliot, 2009
10
Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics
In "Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics," author Marc Singer examines how Morrison uses this fusion of styles to intervene in the major political, aesthetic, and intellectual challenges of our time.
Marc Singer, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRANT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term grant is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Grant Ward joins Rotherham United …
Tottenham Hotspur have allowed Grant Ward to join Rotherham United on a six-month loan deal, with the midfielder seemingly opting for the ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
2
Hugh Grant is that really you? Hollywood star shows off salt and …
Hugh Grant was spotted at Wimbledon this weekend and looked rather different since the last time we saw him up close. With his greying hair ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Darling Downs woman wins fight for first home buyer's grant
A Queensland home buyer has successfully taken on the state government over its refusal to grant her a $15,000 first home owner's grant ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
4
Douglas Grant
Douglas Grant rss · port_11.07 · The Greek result shows that 'Yes, we can!' is over · Douglas Grant 12 July 2015 18:05. Conventional wisdom has it that David ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
EMEA: GSMA innovation grant program in action
Tigo Tanzania: Awarded a grant to identify products and services that will enable them to better serve resource-poor women throughout ... «RCR Wireless News, Jul 15»
6
'Scandal' Season 5 Spoilers: Bellamy Young Says Mellie Grant Will …
(Photo : Getty Images/Ben Gabbe) Will Bellamy Young's Mellie Grant reunite with President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) on "Scandal" ... «Design & Trend, Jul 15»
7
NSW government gives Australian Rugby Union $1.7 million grant
The Australian Rugby Union has been awarded a $1.7 million grant to move its Sydney offices to Moore Park and expand a version of the ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
8
Even With So Many Candidates, Jim Grant Is Unimpressed
Jim Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, has done a quick rundown of current and former governors in the race that ignores party ... «ValueWalk, Jul 15»
9
LSU business incubator receives federal grant from U.S. Small …
The Louisiana Business and Technology Center, housed at LSU's Innovation Park in Baton Rouge, has received a $150,000 grant from the ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
10
Kirkuk officials reject Iraqi plan to grant IDPs permanent resident status
Local authorities in Kirkuk reject a decision by the Iraqi Interior Ministry to grant permanent residence status to internally displaced people (IDP) ... «Iraq Oil Report, Jul 15»

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