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Definition of grace:

  1. A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
  2. A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
  3. An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
  4. Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.
  5. Fortune; luck; - used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.
  6. Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.
  7. Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
  8. Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc.
  9. Thanks.
  10. The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
  11. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
  12. The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.
  13. The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.
  14. The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.
  15. To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
  16. To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
  17. To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
  18. To supply with heavenly grace.

Synonyms:

angel, ornament, turn, deck, beauty, thank God/goodness/heaven(s), double flat, embroider, adorn, distinction, embellish, liven up, dress, right, address, benignity, spice up, gentleness, anthem, kindliness, charity, dexterity, form, participate, enter into, elegancy, bass, attitude, archangel, thanks, B, beautify, coldcock, suppleness, agility, love, allure, free grace, poise, mercifulness, approval, clemency, fluent, A, forbearance, celebrate, benignancy, urbanity, attractiveness, stateliness, gentle, misbehave, get in on, decorate, tenderness, benevolence, D, splendor, decorum, deadline, err, respite, seemliness, fancify, favor, goodwill, engage in, catechism, Thanksgiving, balance, smoothness, bring something to life, help, fluid, amen, join, pulchritude, sell-by date, kindheartedness, beat, gentility, fineness, altruism, cardinal virtue, blasphemous, balletic, feline, aggrandize, melody, civility, luck is on someone's side, courtesy, aesthetic, lenity, clothe, chivalry, value, join in, service, gracefulness, baptize, purity, approving, pardon, kindness, ignite, awkwardness, good turn, gallantry, third time's the/a charm, indulgence, chord, reprieve, wake up, knock down, angelic, grateful, symmetry, pliancy, charitableness, blaspheme, blasphemy, compassion, dump, gracility, beautiful, forgiveness, glory, polish, good will, C, vary, enliven, leniency, closing date, merit, nimbleness, dramatise, religion, blow up, saving grace, state of grace, philanthropy, (it's) all right for someone, courtliness, lucky (old) you/me etc., absolution, sit in on, sunset provision, floor, handsomeness, benefit, perk up, tact, mercy, pity, crotchet, the last minute, take part (in something), supple, virtue, do, smooth, excellency, mildness, lenience, blessing, bless, conscience, fortune smiles on someone/something, classiness, lard, bedight, play date, call down, due, majesty, timing, baptise, invocation, dainty, decency, lithe, continue, benediction, beneficence, baptism, due date, aggrandise, article of faith, charity, involve, dramatize, sin, sparkle, invest, boon, graceful, comeliness, grace of God, petition, time limit, kind, breeding, pad, the Book of Common Prayer.

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