Trust vs Grant - What's the difference?

trust | grant |

As a noun trust

is confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.

As a verb trust

is to place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in.

As an adjective trust

is (obsolete) secure, safe.

As a proper noun grant is

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




(en noun)
  • Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.
  • He needs to regain her trust if he is ever going to win her back.
  • * John Locke
  • Most take things upon trust .
    1671', O ever-failing '''trust / In mortal strength! — John Milton, ''Samson Agonistes
  • Dependence upon something in the future; hope.
  • 1611', Such '''trust have we through Christ. — ''Authorised Version , 2 Corinthians iii:4.
  • Confidence in the future payment for goods or services supplied; credit.
  • I was out of cash, but the landlady let me have it on trust .
  • That which is committed or entrusted; something received in confidence; a charge.
  • That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.
  • * Bible, Psalms, lxxi. 5
  • O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth.
  • (rare) Trustworthiness, reliability.
  • The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
  • * Shakespeare
  • [I] serve him truly that will put me in trust .
  • * Denham
  • Reward them well, if they observe their trust .
  • (legal) The confidence vested in a person who has legal ownership of a property to manage for the benefit of another.
  • I put the house into my sister's trust .
  • (legal) An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another.
  • A group of businessmen or traders organised for mutual benefit to produce and distribute specific commodities or services, and managed by a central body of trustees.
  • (computing) Affirmation of the access rights of a user of a computer system.
  • Synonyms

    * belief * confidence * expectation * faith * hope


    * mistrust

    Derived terms

    * beef trust * brain trust * brains trust * constructive trust * honorary trust * partial trust * remainder trust * resulting trust * spendthrift trust * trust fall * trust fund * trust territory * trustworthy


    (en verb)
  • To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in.
  • We cannot trust anyone who deceives us.
    In God We Trust - written on denominations of US currency
  • * (rfdate)
  • I will never trust his word after.
  • * (rfdate)
  • He that trusts every one without reserve will at last be deceived.
  • To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
  • * (rfdate)
  • Trust me, you look well.
  • To hope confidently; to believe; usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
  • * (rfdate) 2 John 12.
  • I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face.
  • * (rfdate) Heb. xiii. 18.
  • We trust we have a good conscience.
    I trust you have cleaned your room?
  • to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something.
  • * (rfdate) .
  • Whom, with your power and fortune, sir, you trust , Now to suspect is vain.''
  • To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
  • * (rfdate) .
  • Merchants were not willing to trust precious cargoes to any custody but that of a man-of-war.
  • To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment.
  • Merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods.
  • * Johnson
  • It is happier sometimes to be cheated than not to trust .
  • To risk; to venture confidently.
  • * (rfdate)
  • [Beguiled] by thee to trust thee from my side.
  • To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
  • * (rfdate)
  • More to know could not be more to trust .
  • To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
  • * (rfdate) Isa. xii. 2
  • I will trust and not be afraid.
  • To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.
  • * (rfdate) Johnson
  • It is happier sometimes to be cheated than not to trust .

    Derived terms

    * trustable * trustee * truster * trustor


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Secure, safe.
  • (obsolete) Faithful, dependable.
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    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
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  • 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).