An example of grant is a type of funding a student receives from the government to attend college.
Grant permission to speak frankly; grant a request.
I grant that your plan is ingenious, but you still will not find many backers.
I got a grant from the government to study archeology in Egypt.
An example of grant is for a genie to give a person three wishes.
An example of grant is for a parent to give her child permission to stay out later than usual.
- To consider as true, already settled, requiring no special attention, etc.; accept as a matter of course.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of grant
- Middle English granten from Old French granter variant of creanter from Vulgar Latin crēdentāre to assure from Latin crēdēns crēdent- present participle of crēdere to believe kerd- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English granten, graunten, grantien, grauntien, from Anglo-Norman granter, graunter, from Old French granter, graunter, grantier, greanter (“to promise, assure, guarantee, confirm, ratify”), from a merger of Old French garantir, guarantir ("to guarantee, assure, vouch for", see guarantee) and earlier cranter, craanter, creanter (“to allow, permit”), from an assumed Medieval Latin *credentāre, from Latin credere (“to believe, trust”). More at guarantee, credit.