take granted


[grant, grahnt]
verb (used with object)
to bestow or confer, especially by a formal act: to grant a charter.
to give or accord: to grant permission.
to agree or accede to: to grant a request.
to admit or concede; accept for the sake of argument: I grant that point.
to transfer or convey, especially by deed or writing: to grant property.
something granted, as a privilege or right, a sum of money, or a tract of land: Several major foundations made large grants to fund the research project.
the act of granting.
Law. a transfer of property.
a geographical unit in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, originally a grant of land to a person or group of people.
take for granted,
to accept without question or objection; assume: Your loyalty to the cause is taken for granted.
to use, accept, or treat in a careless or indifferent manner: A marriage can be headed for trouble if either spouse begins to take the other for granted.

1175–1225; Middle English gra(u)nten < Old French graunter, variant of crëanter < Vulgar Latin *credentāre, verbal derivative of Latin crēdent-, stem of crēdēns, present participle of crēdere to believe

grantable, adjective
grantedly, adverb
granter, noun
regrant, verb (used with object), noun
supergrant, noun
ungrantable, adjective

1. award, vouchsafe. 2. See give. 6, 7. concession, bequest. 7. conveyance.

1, 2. receive.
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grant (ɡrɑːnt)
1.  to consent to perform or fulfil: to grant a wish
2.  (may take a clause as object) to permit as a favour, indulgence, etc: to grant an interview
3.  (may take a clause as object) to acknowledge the validity of; concede: I grant what you say is true
4.  to bestow, esp in a formal manner
5.  to transfer (property) to another, esp by deed; convey
6.  take for granted
 a.  to accept or assume without question: one takes certain amenities for granted
 b.  to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)
7.  a sum of money provided by a government, local authority, or public fund to finance educational study, overseas aid, building repairs, etc
8.  a privilege, right, etc, that has been granted
9.  the act of granting
10.  a transfer of property by deed or other written instrument; conveyance
11.  (US) a territorial unit in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, originally granted to an individual or organization
[C13: from Old French graunter, from Vulgar Latin credentāre (unattested), from Latin crēdere to believe]

Grant (ɡrɑːnt)
1.  Cary, real name Alexander Archibald Leach. 1904--86, US film actor, born in England. His many films include Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), and Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)
2.  Duncan (James Corrowr). 1885--1978, British painter and designer
3.  Ulysses S(impson), real name Hiram Ulysses Grant. 1822--85, 18th president of the US (1869--77); commander in chief of Union forces in the American Civil War (1864--65)

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., "what is agreed to," from Anglo-Fr. graunter, from O.Fr. granter, variant of creanter "to promise, guarantee, confirm, authorize," from L. credentem (nom. credens), prp. of credere "to believe, to trust." The verb is first attested c.1300. To take (something) for granted (1610s) is from the
sense of "admitted, acknowledged."
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