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English noun: grace

1. grace (state) (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence


SamplesThe conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin.
It was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church.
The Virgin lived in a state of grace.


Synonymssaving grace, state of grace


Broader (hypernym)state


Domain categoryChristian theology

2. grace (attribute) elegance and beauty of movement or expression


SamplesA beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace.


Synonymsgracility


Broader (hypernym)gracefulness

3. grace (attribute) a sense of propriety and consideration for others


SamplesA place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace.


Synonymsseemliness


Broader (hypernym)correctitude, properness, propriety


Antonymsunseemliness

4. grace (attribute) a disposition to kindness and compassion


SamplesThe victor's grace in treating the vanquished.


Synonymsgood will, goodwill


Broader (hypernym)good nature

5. Grace (person) (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors


Broader (hypernym)Greek deity


Narrower (hyponym)Aglaia, Euphrosyne, Thalia


Domain categoryGreek mythology

6. grace (communication) a short prayer of thanks before a meal


SamplesTheir youngest son said grace.


Synonymsblessing, thanksgiving


Broader (hypernym)orison, petition, prayer

7. grace (attribute) (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God


SamplesGod's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners.
There but for the grace of God go I.


Synonymsfree grace, grace of God


Broader (hypernym)beneficence


Domain categoryChristian theology


English verb: grace

1. grace (creation) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.


SamplesDecorate the room for the party.
Beautify yourself for the special day.


ExamplesThey grace the halls with holly


Synonymsadorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, ornament


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)applique, bard, barde, bead, bedeck, bedight, bedizen, begild, bejewel, beset, bespangle, blazon, braid, broider, caparison, color, colour, deck, dress, dress ship, dress up, emblazon, emblazon, embroider, enamel, encrust, engild, festoon, filet, fillet, flag, fledge, flight, foliate, fret, fringe, garland, garnish, gild, gild the lily, hang, illuminate, illustrate, incrust, inlay, jewel, lacquer, landscape, paint the lily, panel, pipe, prank, redecorate, scallop, smock, spangle, stick, stucco, tart up, tinsel, trim, trim, vermiculate, wreathe


Verb groupornament

2. grace (stative) be beautiful to look at


SamplesFlowers adorned the tables everywhere.


ExamplesHolly flowers grace the halls


Synonymsadorn, beautify, deck, decorate, embellish


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)ornament









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