Definition of granted in English:



  • [sentence adverb] Admittedly; it is true (used to introduce a factor which is opposed to the main line of argument but is not regarded as so strong as to invalidate it):

    ‘granted, Marie was two years older than her, but it wasn't a question of age’
    • ‘Granted, I'm not the man’s ex-wife so I don’t feel ‘cheated’ out of spending that time with him.’
    • ‘Granted, I'm not a historian But in all the years baseball has been played on this or any other continent, I don't think a team has ever won without scoring a run.’
    • ‘Granted, he's not infallible and he knows this.’
    • ‘Granted I’m not completely done studying, but.. what is the point?’


granted that
  • Even assuming that:

    ‘granted that officers were used to making decisions, they still couldn't be expected to understand’
    self-evident, unquestionable, undeniable
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