- To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition." Grant me the place of this threshing floor." [1 Chron. xxi. 22.]
- To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give."Wherefore did God grant me my request." [Milton.]
- To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede."
Grant that the Fates have firmed by their decree." [Dryden.]synonyms: To give; confer; bestow; convey; transfer; admit; allow; concede. See Give.
Etymology: OE. graunten granten, OF. graanter craanter creanter, to promise, yield, LL. creantare to promise, assure, for (assumed LLcredentare to make believe, fr. L. credens, p. pr. of credere to believe. See Creed Credit