- vt. 授予；允许；承认
- vi. 同意
- n. 拨款；[法] 授予物
- n. (Grant)人名；(瑞典、葡、西、俄、罗、英、塞、德、意)格兰特；(法)格朗
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1. honor student 三好学生
2. top student 优秀学生
来自拉丁文credentem, 相信，信任，词源同heart, credit, credible.
- grant:  To grant something etymologically implies an element of ‘belief’ or ‘trust’, although there is virtually no semantic trace of these left in the word today. Its ultimate source was crēdens, the present participle of Latin crēdere ‘believe’ (source of English credence, credible, etc). This was used as the basis of a new Vulgar Latin verb *crēdentāre, which passed into Old French as creanter ‘insure, guarantee’. Its later variant greanter or granter gave English grant.
=> credence, credible, credit
- grant (n.)
- late 14c., "something granted; authoritative bestowal of a privilege, etc.," from Anglo-French graunt, Old French graant, collateral variant of creant "promise, assurance, vow; agreement, pact; will, wish, pleasure," from creanter "be pleasing; assure, promise, guarantee; confirm, authorize" (see grant (v.)). Earlier in English in now-obsolete sense of "allowance, permission" (c. 1200). Especially "money formally granted by an authority" from c. 1800. In American English, especially of land, from c. 1700.
- grant (v.)
- in early use also graunt, early 13c., "to allow, permit (something); consent to (a prayer, request, etc.)," from Old French graanter, variant of creanter "assure, promise, guarantee, swear; confirm, authorize, approve (of)," from Latin credentem (nominative credens), present participle of credere "to believe, to trust" (see credo). From c. 1300 as "transfer possession of in any formal way." Meaning "admit to be true, acknowledge" in English is from c. 1300; hence to take (something) for granted "regard as not requiring proof" (1610s). The irregular change of -c- to -g- in Old French is perhaps from influence of garantir. Related: Granted; granting.
- 1. She won a grant to develop her own business.
- 2. Check whether you are entitled to a discretionary grant for your course.
- 3. "And he sure didn't help us," Grant said bitterly.
- 4. For the first and only time Grant's self-control snapped.
- 5. Despite strenuous objections by the right wing, the grant was agreed.
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