granted

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Granted is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

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Preposition[change]

Preposition
granted

  1. You use granted to say that you accept that something is true, often before you adding contrasting information.
    He's a good student and usually does well. Granted, he did fail that one test, but I think there were good reasons for that.
    "You haven't been a very good father." "Granted."
  2. You use granted that x, y to mean y is true because of x.
    Granted that he has done nothing wrong, he should be set free.

Synonyms[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
granted

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If you take something for granted, you believe it without really knowing or thinking about it.

Verb[change]

Plain form
grant

Third-person singular
grants

Past tense
granted

Past participle
granted

Present participle
granting

  1. The past tense and past participle of grant.