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Meaning & Definition of Grace in English

English

Grace

/gres/

noun

1. (christian theology) a state of sanctification by god

  • The state of one who is under such divine influence
  • "The 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"
    synonym:
  • grace
  • ,
  • saving grace
  • ,
  • state of grace

2. Elegance and beauty of movement or expression

  • "A beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace"
    synonym:
  • grace
  • ,
  • gracility

3. A sense of propriety and consideration for others

  • "A place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace"
    synonym:
  • seemliness
  • ,
  • grace

4. A disposition to kindness and compassion

  • "The victor's grace in treating the vanquished"
    synonym:
  • grace
  • ,
  • good will
  • ,
  • goodwill

5. (greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm

  • A favorite subject for sculptors
    synonym:
  • Grace

6. A short prayer of thanks before a meal

  • "Their youngest son said grace"
    synonym:
  • grace
  • ,
  • blessing
  • ,
  • thanksgiving

7. (christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of god

  • "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"
  • "There but for the grace of god go i"
    synonym:
  • grace
  • ,
  • grace of God
  • ,
  • free grace

verb

1. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

  • "Decorate the room for the party"
  • "Beautify yourself for the special day"
    synonym:
  • decorate
  • ,
  • adorn
  • ,
  • grace
  • ,
  • ornament
  • ,
  • embellish
  • ,
  • beautify

2. Be beautiful to look at

  • "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
    synonym:
  • deck
  • ,
  • adorn
  • ,
  • decorate
  • ,
  • grace
  • ,
  • embellish
  • ,
  • beautify

Examples of using

Yoko danced with a grace that surprised us.
His daughter was endowed with beauty and grace.