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To grant

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to grant: to authorize, to give, to assign
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

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!)
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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