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  ( grants    plural & 3rd person present)   ( granting    present participle)   ( granted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A grant is an amount of money that a government or other institution gives to an individual or to an organization for a particular purpose such as education or home improvements.  
They'd got a special grant to encourage research..., Unfortunately, my application for a grant was rejected.     
2       verb   If someone in authority grants you something, or if something is grantedto you, you are allowed to have it.  

France has agreed to grant him political asylum...      V n n  
It was a Labour government which granted independence to India and Pakistan...      V n to n  
Permission was granted a few weeks ago.      be V-ed  
3       verb   If you grantthat something is true, you accept that it is true, even though your opinion about it does not change.  
The magistrates granted that the charity was justified in bringing the action.      V that   You use `I grant you' or `I'll grant you' to say that you accept something is true, even though your opinion about it does not change.  
I grant you/I'll grant you      phrase   oft PHR that  
He took a risk, I'll grant you. But when you think about it, the risk was pretty small...     
4    If you say that someone takes you for granted, you are complaining that they benefit from your help, efforts, or presence without showing that they are grateful.  
take someone for granted      phrase   take inflects  
The officials felt taken for granted and grumbled loudly.     
5    If you take something for granted, you believe that it is true or accept it as normal without thinking about it.  
take something for granted      phrase   take inflects  
I was amazed that virtually all the things I took for granted up north just didn't happen in London.     
6    If you take it for grantedthat something is the case, you believe that it is true or you accept it as normal without thinking about it.  
take it for granted      phrase   take inflects, PHR that  
He seemed to take it for granted that he should speak as a representative.     

In Britain, a grant-maintained school is one which receives money directly from the national government rather than from a local authority. The abbreviation GM is also used.      adj   usu ADJ n  
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1    accede to, accord, acknowledge, admit, agree to, allocate, allot, allow, assign, award, bestow, cede, concede, confer, consent to, donate, give, hand out, impart, permit, present, vouchsafe, yield  
2      (Law)   assign, convey, transfer, transmit  
3    admission, allocation, allotment, allowance, award, benefaction, bequest, boon, bounty, concession, donation, endowment, gift, hand-out, present, stipend, subsidy  

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