granted, not all the good films in contention will ever make the final five.
No mercy or leniency should be granted you or those who were your accomplices in your nefarious enterprise.
The European Union just granted 1.2 billion euro to the Human Brain Project—a sort of Human Genome Project for the brain.
c.1200, "allowance, consent, permission," from Anglo-French graunter, from Old French granter, collateral variant of creanter "to promise, guarantee, confirm, authorize," from Latin credentem (nominative credens), present participle of credere "to believe, to trust" (see credo).
early 13c., "to allow, consent, permit," from Old French granter (see grant (n.)). Meaning "admit, acknowledge" is from c.1300; hence to take (something) for granted (1610s). Related: Granted; granting.