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Word of the Day: Grant

Aug 22, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

grant / grant
 
verb
 
1.      to give approval to or fulfill a request
Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, 1694-1773
 
2.      to allow as a right, favor, etc.
One finds little ingratitude so long as one is in a position to grant favors.
French Proverb
 
3.      to formally give or bestow
Covet wealth, and want it; don’t, and luck will grant it.
Chinese Proverb
 
4.      to concede
Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759-1797
 
noun
 
1.      something bestowed, usually a monetary amount
No salesman can ever guarantee you a grant from any government or non-profit organization.
Matthew Lesko, 1943-
 
2.      a transfer of land or property
A land grant is an award of land to a recipient with the requirement that a public purpose, as defined by legislation, is served through the grant.

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By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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