Grant vs Convey - What's the difference?

grant | convey |

As a proper noun grant

is and a scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large".

As a verb convey is

to transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.



Alternative forms

* graunt (obsolete)


(en verb)
  • To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.
  • To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.
  • * 1668 July 3, , “Thomas Rue contra'' Andrew Hou?toun” in ''The Deci?ions of the Lords of Council & Se??ion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 548:
  • He Su?pends on the?e Rea?ons, that Thomas Rue'' had granted a general Di?charge to ''Adam Mu?het'', who was his Conjunct, and ''correus debendi'', after the alleadged Service, which Di?charged ''Mu?het'', and con?equently ''Houstoun his Partner.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-17
  • , author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot , title=Money just makes the rich suffer , volume=188, issue=23, page=19 , magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) citation , passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. The welfare state is dismantled. […]}}
  • To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.
  • * , Preface ("The Infidel Half Century"), section "In Quest of the First Cause":
  • The universe exists, said the father: somebody must have made it. If that somebody exists, said I, somebody must have made him. I grant that for the sake of argument, said the Oratorian.
  • To assent; to consent.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.
  • The yielding or admission of something in dispute.
  • The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.
  • I got a grant from the government to study archeology in Egypt.''
  • (legal) A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, an appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.
  • (informal) An application for a grant (monetary boon to aid research or the like).
  • convey



    (en verb)
  • To transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Convey me to my bed, then to my grave.
    Air conveys''' sound; words '''convey ideas.
  • To communicate; to make known; to portray.
  • to convey''' an impression; to '''convey information
  • * John Locke
  • Men fill one another's heads with noise and sound, but convey not thereby their thoughts.
  • (legal) To transfer legal rights (to).
  • He conveyed ownership of the company to his daughter.
  • * Spenser
  • The Earl of Desmond secretly conveyed all his lands to feoffees in trust.
  • (obsolete) To manage with privacy; to carry out.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I will convey the business as I shall find means.
  • (obsolete) To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.
  • Synonyms

    * (to convey a message) send, relay

    Derived terms

    * conveyable * conveyance * conveyee * conveyer * conveyor