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Definition of grace verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    grace

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 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?
  3. Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin gratia, from gratus ‘pleasing, thankful’; related to grateful.
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