To grant

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Definition

to grant: to authorize, to give, to assign
verb
I cannot grant you the permission to come in to work at 11am every day. My answer is no.

a grant: an allocation of money, an award, a subsidy
noun

Granted, (he seems friendly, but that could just be an act!): I admit that, I concede that (he appears friendly, but perhaps he is just pretending!)
idiom
Pronunciation examples
UK: I cannot grant you permission to come into work at noon every day.
US: I got a grant from the government to open an orphanage.
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Examples

  • "Dear Nessie, please grant us the flexibility to stretch our limbs with the fluidity of a single malt whiskey."
  • "Our charismatic and handsome leader has granted us the rare privilege of visiting him in his humble palace."
  • "Permission granted."
  • "Today we've been granted the exclusive opportunity to discover the many secrets of his magnificent, splendiferous, fantabulous, audacious, enormous."
  • "For example, I am proposing a grant of $1m to the Marketing Department to fund a Europe-wide campaign aimed at increasing sales of our mid-range collections."
  • "We've been granted an interview with the world famous marine biologist, Doctor Bruno Delavigne."
  • "Granted, personal issues should not interfere with job performance, however it is my firm belief that, given time, Doris will regain her previous productivity."
  • "Rather than simply ignore his mundane request that the Casual Dress Day be changed, I have decided, instead, to grant him his wish."
  • "I know there are possibly some laws that grant amnesty to certain illegal immigrants."

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