"graces" in the noun sense
1. grace, saving grace, state of grace
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"
2. grace, gracility
elegance and beauty of movement or expression
"a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace"
3. seemliness, grace
a sense of propriety and consideration for others
"a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace"
4. grace, good will, goodwill
a disposition to kindness and compassion
"the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"
5. grace, grace period
a period of time past the deadline for fulfilling an obligation during which a penalty that would be imposed for being late is waived, especially an extended period granted as a special favor
"The payment had originally been due on April 1 but we had a grace period which expired in June."
Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm a favorite subject for sculptors
7. grace, blessing, thanksgiving
a short prayer of thanks before a meal
"their youngest son said grace"
8. grace, grace of God, free grace
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"
"graces" in the verb sense
1. decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
"Decorate the room for the party"
"beautify yourself for the special day"
2. deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify
be beautiful to look at
"Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
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