Grant vs Discover - What's the difference?

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Grant is a related term of discover.

As proper nouns the difference between grant and discover

is that grant is and a scottish clan name, from a nickname meaning "large" while discover is (us) , a brand of credit card.



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).
  • discover


    Alternative forms

    * discovre (obsolete)


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, building etc.).
  • To expose, uncover.
  • :
  • (chess) To create by moving a piece out of another piece's line of attack.
  • :
  • (archaic) To reveal (information); to divulge, make known.
  • :
  • *Shakespeare
  • *:Go, draw aside the curtains, and discover / The several caskets to this noble prince.
  • *Francis Bacon
  • *:Prosperity doth best discover' vice; but adversity doth best ' discover virtue.
  • (obsolete) To reconnoitre, explore (an area).
  • *, Bk.V, ch.ix:
  • *:they seyde the same, and were aggreed that Sir Clegis, Sir Claryon, and Sir Clement the noble, that they sholde dyscover the woodys, bothe the dalys and the downys.
  • To find or learn something for the first time.
  • :
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Can China clean up fast enough? , passage=All this has led to an explosion of protest across China, including among a middle class that has discovered nimbyism.}}
  • (obsolete) To manifest without design; to show; to exhibit.
  • *C. J. Smith
  • *:The youth discovered a taste for sculpture.
  • *1806 , Alexander Hunter, Culina Famulatrix Medicinæ , p.125:
  • *:The English Cooks keep all their Spices in separate boxes, but the French Cooks make a spicey mixture that does not discover a predominancy of any one of the spices over the others.
  • Synonyms

    * (expose something previously covered) expose, reveal, uncover * (find something for the first time) come across, find


    * (expose something previously covered) conceal, cover, cover up, hide

    Derived terms

    * discovery * discovered attack * discovered check

    See also

    * invent * detect * find * stumble upon