Grant Grant (gr[.a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Granted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Granting}.] [OE. graunten, granten, OF. graanter, craanter, creanter, to promise, yield, LL. creantare to promise, assure, for (assumed LL.) credentare to make believe, fr. L. credens, p. pr. of credere to believe. See {Creed}, {Credit}.] 1. To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition. [1913 Webster]

Grant me the place of this threshing floor. --1 Chron. xxi. 22. [1913 Webster]

2. To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give. [1913 Webster]

Wherefore did God grant me my request. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede. [1913 Webster]

Grant that the Fates have firmed by their decree. --Dryden.

Syn: Syn.-- To give; confer; bestow; convey; transfer; admit; allow; concede. See {Give}. [1913 Webster]

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