NounGrace (countable and uncountable; plural Graces)
- (not countable) Elegant movement; poise or balance.
- (not countable, theology) Free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.
- (not countable, theology) Divine assistance in resisting sin.
- (countable) Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.
- It has become less common to say grace before having dinner.
- For examples of the use of this sense see: citations.
- (finance) An allowance of time granted for a debtor during which he is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.
- The repayment of the loan starts after a three years' grace (period).
Adjectives for Grace
exquisite; petitionary; tempting; homicidal; impartial; luxuriant; aerial; fruitless; reviving; crowning; singular; refined; supple; literary; lasting; gleaming; natural; apt; gloomy; nameless; strengthening; ineffable; quiet; soft; fluent; tranquil; tolerable; precise; wild; resolute; majestic; lazy; vigorous; inward; flexuous; nobler; sovereign; supreme; jocund; infant; caressing; redeeming; animating; gentle; negligent; perceptible; restoring; extreme; fugitive; melancholy; manly; extenuating; demure; bewildering; boundless; matchless; youthful; inexplicable; happy; evolvent; lingering; saving; ideal; summer; irresistible; extraordinary; antique; old-fashioned; loathsome; condescending; insinuating; chivalrous; swaying; sufficient; outward; pardoning; habitual; infinite; feminine; musical; living; rude; lascivious; languished; fugitive; jaunty; superb; careless; celestial; needful; easy; sinuous; divine; touching; subtle; good; peculiar; maiden; classical; awkward; virginlike; golden; regal; languid; invigorating; charming; courtly; ravishing; unconscious; casual; heavenly; winsome; winning; poetic; tactful; fraternal; sweetest; mundane; tragic; abounding; fastidious; heroic; hopeless; girlish; perfect; cordial; righteous; pastoral; serious; calm; stately; lordly; truer; lurid; celestial; slow; modern; airy; eloquent; simple; sportive; hidden; stupendous; breezy; beauteous; social; pitying; fleeting; coy; capricious; Inimitable; facile; undulating; human; inferior.
Verbs for Grace
a—; approach—; attain—; commend —; conduct with—; divest of—; endow with —; exhibit—; express with—; form with—; imitate—; invoke—; lend—; move with—; possess—; serve with—; —attracts; —distinguishes ; —charms.
Angelus, Atticism, Ave, Ave Maria, BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, ability, absolution, acciaccatura, acknowledgment, acquired taste, act of grace, act of kindness, address, adeptness, adorn, adroitness, advantageousness, agape, agreeableness, aid prayer, airmanship, altruism, amenities, amnesty, appeal, appealingness, appoggiatura, appreciation of excellence, appropriateness, arabesque, array, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, attractiveness, auspiciousness, beadroll, beads, beatification, beatitude, beauteousness, beautifulness, beautify, beauty, beauty unadorned, become one, becomingness, bedeck, bedizen, benediction, benefaction, beneficence, beneficialness, benefit, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, benignity, beseechment, bestow honor upon, bewitchment, bidding prayer, bigheartedness, blazon, blessedness, blessing, bloom, boon, bravura, breeding, breviary, brilliance, brotherly love, cadence, cadenza, canonization, capability, capacity, captivation, caritas, censor, ceremonies, chaplet, charitableness, charity, charm, chasteness, chastity, choiceness, civilities, civilized taste, civilizedness, clarity, class, classicalism, classicism, clearness, clemency, cleverness, cogency, cognizance, collect, color, coloratura, comeliness, command, commiseration, communion, compassion, compassionateness, competence, condolence, confer distinction on, conscience, conscientiousness, consecration, considerateness, consideration, contemplation, control, coordination, correctness, courtesy, craft, craftsmanship, credit, crediting, cultivated taste, cultivation, culture, cunning, daintiness, dandify, decency, deck, deck out, decorate, decorum, dedication, deftness, delicacy, delightfulness, desert, devotion, devotions, dexterity, dextrousness, dignify, dignities, dignity, diplomacy, directness, discernment, discrimination, distinction, distinguish, division, dizen, do-goodism, doll up, dress, dress up, ease, efficiency, elegance, elegancies, elegancy, embellish, embellishment, emblazon, embroider, enchantment, enhance, enravishment, enrich, enshrinement, entrancement, entreaty, ethical self, etiquette, exaltation, excellence, exculpation, excuse, exemption, exoneration, expedience, expertise, exquisiteness, facility, fairness, fascination, fastidiousness, favor, favorableness, feeling, felicitousness, felicity, fig out, fineness, finesse, finish, fioritura, first-rateness, fittingness, fix up, flight, flourish, flow, flower power, flowing periods, fluency, forbearance, forgiveness, formalities, furbish, garnish, generosity, gentilities, giving, glamorize, glamour, glorification, glow, good deed, good manners, good offices, good taste, good turn, goodliness, goodness, goodwill, grace note, gracefulness, graces, gracility, graciosity, graciousness, greatheartedness, grip, gussy up, hallowing, handiness, handsomeness, healthiness, helpfulness, honor, horsemanship, humanitarianism, humanity, hymn, immunity, impetration, imploration, incidental, incidental note, indemnity, indulgence, ingeniousness, ingenuity, inner arbiter, intercession, invitingness, invocation, inward monitor, justification, justification by works, kind deed, kind offices, kindliness, kindly act, kindness, know-how, labor of love, largeheartedness, leniency, lenity, limpidity, litany, long mordent, love, love of mankind, loveliness, lucidity, luxury, manna, mannerliness, marksmanship, mastership, mastery, meditation, mercifulness, mercy, merit, mitigation, mitzvah, moral censor, mordent, naturalness, neatness, niceness, nicety, obligation, obsecration, obtestation, office, orison, ornament, paean, paint, pardon, passage, pathos, pellucidity, perspicuity, petition, philanthropism, philanthropy, pity, plainness, pleasantness, poetry, poise, polish, politeness, practical ability, praise, pralltriller, prank, prank up, prayer, prayer of thanks, prayer wheel, preen, prettify, prettiness, pretty up, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, proficiency, profitableness, propriety, prowess, pulchritude, purification, purity, quality, quarter, quickness, readiness, recognition, redecorate, redemption, redo, refinement, refurbish, relief, remission, remission of sin, reprieve, resource, resourcefulness, respite, responsiveness, restraint, rewardingness, rites, rituals, rogation, rosary, roulade, run, ruth, sainthood, sainting, sanctification, savoir faire, savoir-faire, savvy, seamanship, seemliness, self-pity, sensuousness, service, set off, set out, setting apart, shrift, signalize, silent prayer, simplicity, single mordent, skill, skillfulness, smarten, smarten up, smoothness, social conscience, sophistication, soundness, sparing, spruce up, state of grace, straightforwardness, style, suaveness, suavity, subtlety, suit, superego, superiority, suppleness, supplication, sympathy, tact, tactfulness, tantalizingness, taste, tastefulness, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill, technique, temptingness, tender conscience, tenderness, terseness, thank offering, thank-you, thanks, thanksgiving, the beautiful, timing, titivate, trick out, trick up, trim, turn, twinge of conscience, unaffectedness, usefulness, utilitarianism, validity, value, virtue, virtuosity, virtuousness, voice of conscience, voluptuousness, welfarism, well-disposedness, wholeness, winningness, winsomeness, wit, witchery, wizardry, workmanship, worth
From Middle English grace from Old French grace (Modern French grâce), from Latin grātia "kindness, favour, esteem", from grātus ‘pleasing’ from Proto-Indo-European base *gwer- (“to praise, welcome”). Compare grateful. Displaced native Middle English held, hield "grace" (from Old English held, hyld "grace"), Middle English este "grace, favour, pleasure" (from Old English ēste "grace, kindness, favour"), Middle English athmede(n) "grace" (from Old English ēadmēdu "grace"), Middle English are, ore "grace, mercy, honour" (from Old English ār "grace, kindness, mercy").
- The translations below need to be checked.