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tr.v. grant·ed, grant·ing, grants
1. To allow or consent to the fulfillment of (something requested): grant permission to speak frankly; grant a request.
a. To give or confer officially or formally: grant voting rights to citizens; grant diplomatic immunity.
b. To transfer (property) by a deed.
3. To concede; acknowledge: I grant that your plan is ingenious, but you still will not find many backers.
1. The act of granting.
a. Something granted, especially a giving of funds for a specific purpose: federal grants for medical research.
b. The document or provision in a document by which a grant is made.
3. One of several tracts of land in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont originally granted to an individual or a group.

[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; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

grant′a·ble adj.
grant′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granter - a person who grants or gives something
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
grantor - a person who makes a grant in legal form; "conveyed from grantor to grantee"
withholder - a person who refrains from granting; "a withholder of payments"
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