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English noun: grant

1. grant (possession) any monetary aid


Broader (hypernym)aid, economic aid, financial aid


Narrower (hyponym)grant-in-aid, subsidy

2. grant (act) the act of providing a subsidy


Synonymssubsidisation, subsidization


Broader (hypernym)allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling


Narrower (hyponym)award, awarding, block grant, grant-in-aid

3. grant (possession) (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance


Synonymsassignment


Broader (hypernym)transferred possession, transferred property


Narrower (hyponym)apanage, appanage, land grant


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. Grant (person) Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978)


SynonymsDuncan Grant, Duncan James Corrow Grant


Instance hypernympainter


Member meronymBloomsbury Group

5. Grant (person) United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)


SynonymsCary Grant


Instance hypernymactor, histrion, player, role player, thespian

6. Grant (person) 18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)


SynonymsHiram Ulysses Grant, President Grant, Ulysses Grant, Ulysses S. Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant


Instance hypernymChief Executive, full general, general, President, President of the United States, United States President

7. grant (communication) a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business


SamplesHe got the beer concession at the ball park.


Synonymsconcession


Broader (hypernym)contract


Narrower (hyponym)franchise

8. grant (attribute) a right or privilege that has been granted


Broader (hypernym)right


English verb: grant

1. grant (possession) let have


SamplesGrant permission.
Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison.


Synonymsallow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)allowance, vouchsafe


Verb groupallow, countenance, let, permit


Antonymsdeny, refuse

2. grant (possession) give as judged due or on the basis of merit


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


ExamplesThey grant the money to them , They grant them the money


Synonymsaward


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)pension, pension off

3. grant (communication) be willing to concede


SamplesI grant you this much.


Synonymsconcede, yield


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold


Narrower (hyponym)forgive

4. grant (possession) allow to have


SamplesGrant a privilege.


Synonymsaccord, allot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)enfranchise, give

5. grant (possession) bestow, especially officially


SamplesGrant a degree.
Give a divorce.
This bill grants us new rights.


Synonymsgive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

6. grant (possession) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another


Synonymscede, concede, yield


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give

7. grant (possession) transfer by deed


SamplesGrant land.


Synonymsdeed over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present









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