Allotted vs Granted - What's the difference?

allotted | granted |

As verbs the difference between allotted and granted

is that allotted is (allot) while granted is (grant).

As an adjective allotted

is assigned or designated.

As an adverb granted is


As a preposition granted is

(used to mark the premise of a syllogistic argument).




  • (allot)
  • Adjective

  • Assigned or designated.
  • * 1969 , Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents , page 58,
  • On the face of it, the President has only so much time—a very allotted time—to do the things he really believes in and thinks must be done.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Robert L. Dorit , title=Rereading Darwin , volume=100, issue=1, page=23 , magazine= citation , passage=We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.}}






  • (grant)
  • Given, awarded.
  • He was granted a patent on his invention.


  • .
  • 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 ."


    (English prepositions)
  • (used to mark the premise of a syllogistic argument)
  • Granted that he has done nothing wrong, he should be set free.
    Granted the lack of evidence, we can make no such conclusion.


    * (used to mark the premise of an argument) given

    See also

    * take for granted