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1‘he granted them leave of absence’
allow, accord, permit, afford, concede, vouchsafe
2‘the programme granted them £20 million’
bestow on, confer on, give, impart to, present with
award to, present to, donate to, contribute to, provide with, endow with, hand out to
furnish with, supply with
allocate to, allot to, assign to
3‘I grant that the difference is not absolute’
admit, accept, concede, yield, cede, allow, appreciate, recognize, acknowledge, confess
agree, concur, go along with
1‘he has received a grant for equipment from the council’
endowment, subvention, award, donation, bursary, contribution, allowance, subsidy, handout, allocation, allotment, gift, present
‘they took it for granted that we knew what we were doing’
assume, presume, suppose, take it, take as read, take it as given, presuppose, conjecture, surmise, conclude, come to the conclusion, deduce, infer, draw the inference, reckon, reason, guess, imagine, think, fancy, suspect, expect, accept, believe, be of the opinion, understand, be given to understand, gather, glean
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