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Definition 1: the act of providing a subsidy - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for grant in the sense of this definition

(grant is a kind of ...) the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

"the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"

(... is a kind of grant ) a grant made by a law court

"he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"

(... is a kind of grant ) a grant of federal money to state and local governments to support social welfare programs

"block grants reduce federal responsibility for social welfare"

(... is a kind of grant ) a grant from a central government to a local government

Definition 2: a right or privilege that has been granted - [noun denoting attribute]

(grant is a kind of ...) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

Definition 3: a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where grant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got the beer concession at the ball park

Synonyms for grant in the sense of this definition

(grant is a kind of ...) a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

(... is a kind of grant ) an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place

Definition 4: 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for grant in the sense of this definition

(grant is an instance of ...) a general officer of the highest rank

(grant is an instance of ...) the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government

"the President likes to jog every morning"

Definition 5: United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986) - [noun denoting person]

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(grant is an instance of ...) a theatrical performer

Definition 6: Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978) - [noun denoting person]

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(grant is an instance of ...) an artist who paints

(... is a member of grant) an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles

Definition 7: any monetary aid - [noun denoting possession]

(grant is a kind of ...) gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause

"economic assistance to depressed areas"

(... is a kind of grant ) a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public

"a subsidy for research in artificial intelligence"

(... is a kind of grant ) a grant to a person or school for some educational project

Definition 8: (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for grant in the sense of this definition

(grant is a kind of ...) a possession whose ownership changes or lapses

(... is a kind of grant ) a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family

"bishoprics were received as appanages for the younger sons of great families"

(... is a kind of grant ) a grant of public land (as to a railway or college)

(grant belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 9: be willing to concede - [verb of communication]

Samples where grant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I grant you this much

Synonyms for grant in the sense of this definition

(grant is a kind of ...) be in accord; be in agreement

"We agreed on the terms of the settlement" "I can't agree with you!" "I hold with those who say life is sacred" "Both philosophers concord on this point"

(... is a kind of grant ) stop blaming or grant forgiveness

"I forgave him his infidelity" "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"

Definition 10: allow to have - [verb of possession]

Samples where grant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grant a privilege

Synonyms for grant in the sense of this definition

(grant is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of grant ) accord by verdict

"give a decision for the plaintiff"

(... is a kind of grant ) grant voting rights

Definition 11: let have - [verb of possession]

Samples where grant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grant permission
  • Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison

Synonyms for grant in the sense of this definition

(grant is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of grant ) grant in a condescending manner

(... is a kind of grant ) put on a fixed allowance, as of food

(grant has a similar meaning as ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

Definition 12: transfer by deed - [verb of possession]

Samples where grant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grant land

Synonyms for grant in the sense of this definition

(grant is a kind of ...) give as a present; make a gift of

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

Definition 13: give as judged due or on the basis of merit - [verb of possession]

Samples where grant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the referee awarded a free kick to the team
  • the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff
  • Funds are granted to qualified researchers

Synonyms for grant in the sense of this definition

(grant is a kind of ...) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense

"She gave him a black eye" "The draft gave me a cold"

(... is a kind of grant ) grant a pension to

Definition 14: give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for grant in the sense of this definition

(grant is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

Definition 15: bestow, especially officially - [verb of possession]

Samples where grant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grant a degree
  • give a divorce
  • This bill grants us new rights

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