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Granted vs Offered - What's the difference?

granted | offered |

As verbs the difference between granted and offered

is that granted is past tense of grant while offered is past tense of offer.

As an adverb granted

is Used to concede a point, often before stating some contrasting information.

As a preposition granted

is 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






  • (offer)

  • offer


    (wikipedia offer)

    Alternative forms

    * offre (obsolete)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) offer, from (etyl) . See verb below.


    (en noun)
  • A proposal that has been made.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.}}
  • Something put forth, bid, proffered or tendered.
  • (label) An invitation to enter into a binding contract communicated to another party which contains terms sufficiently definite to create an enforceable contract if the other party accepts the invitation.
  • Derived terms
    * make an offer

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) offren, offrien, from (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • (lb) To present (something) to God as a gesture of worship, or for a sacrifice.
  • *Bible, (w) xxix. 36
  • *:Thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement.
  • (lb) To place (something) in a position where it can be added to an existing mechanical assembly.
  • *2009 , Roger Williams, Triumph Tr2, 3, 3a, 4 & 4a
  • *:The next stage is to remove and replace the top part of the right side lip, and offer the lid to the car to ensure all the shapes and gaps are okay.
  • (lb) To propose or express one's willingness (to do something).
  • :
  • (lb) To present in words; to proffer; to make a proposal of; to suggest.
  • :
  • (lb) To place at someone’s disposal; to present (something) to be either accepted or turned down.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers,. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic
  • (lb) To bid, as a price, reward, or wages.
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  • (lb) To happen, to present itself.
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:The occasion offers , and the youth complies.
  • *1749 , (John Cleland), (w) , Penguin 1985, p.64:
  • *:The opportunity, however, did not offer till next morning, for Phoebe did not come to bed till long after I was gone to sleep.
  • (lb) To make an attempt; used with at .
  • *(Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • *:I will not offer at that I cannot master.
  • *(w, Roger L'Estrange) (1616-1704)
  • *:He would be offering at the shepherd's voice.
  • *(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • *:without offering at any other remedy
  • (lb) To put in opposition to; to manifest in an offensive way; to threaten.
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  • Usage notes
    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to -infinitive. See

    Etymology 3


    (en noun)
  • (used in combinations from phrasal verbs) agent noun of off
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2003 , author=James-Jason Gantt , title=Losing Summer , chapter= citation , isbn=t0595297498 9780595297498 , page=146 , passage=Once you finally discover yourself a dismember-er, a de-limber, a fucking head-cutter-offer , the most simple of tasks — enjoying a long walk outside, seeing a movie, conversing with a stranger in the library — all become prized and over-inflated moments of elation.}}