- 1grace something to make something more attractive; to decorate something The table had once graced a duke's drawing room. We sat at a small table graced with a vase of fresh flowers.
- 2(usually ironic) to bring honour to somebody/something; to be kind enough to attend or take part in something grace somebody/something She is one of the finest players ever to have graced the game. The occasion was graced by the presence of Lord and Lady Thomson. grace somebody/something with something Will you be gracing us with your presence tonight? Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin gratia, from gratus
BrE BrE//ɡreɪs//; NAmE NAmE//ɡreɪs//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grace
BrE BrE//ɡreɪs//; NAmE NAmE//ɡreɪs//he / she / it graces
BrE BrE//ˈɡreɪsɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡreɪsɪz//past simple graced
BrE BrE//ɡreɪst//; NAmE NAmE//ɡreɪst//past participle graced
BrE BrE//ɡreɪst//; NAmE NAmE//ɡreɪst//-ing form gracing
BrE BrE//ˈɡreɪsɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡreɪsɪŋ//