Definition of granted in US 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, sitting around the house may not be your idea of the perfect retirement, but what's your choice when inflation is eroding the value of your nest egg?’
    • ‘Granted, he's not infallible and he knows this.’
    • ‘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, 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 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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