Definitions of Grace, Atone and Propitiate

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11 entries found for grace. The first 10 are listed below.

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Main Entry: 1grace

Pronunciation: 'grAs

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin gratia favor, charm, thanks, from gratus pleasing, grateful; akin to Sanskrit grnAti he


1 a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification b : a virtue coming from God c : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace


b archaic : MERCY, PARDON

c : a special favor : PRIVILEGE

d : disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency e : a temporary exemption : REPRIEVE

3 a : a charming or attractive trait or characteristic

b : a pleasingly graceful appearance or effect : CHARM c : ease and suppleness of movement or bearing

4 -- used as a title of address or reference for a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop

5 : a short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanks

6 plural, capitalized : three sister goddesses in Greek mythology who are the givers of charm and beauty

7 : a musical trill, turn, or appoggiatura

8 a : sense of propriety or right b : the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful

synonym see MERCY

atone One entry found for atone. Main Entry: atone
Pronunciation: &-'tOn
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): atoned; aton·ing
Etymology: Middle English, to become reconciled, from at on in harmony, from at + on one
transitive senses

1 obsolete : RECONCILE
2 : to supply satisfaction for : EXPIATE
intransitive senses : to make amends propitiate
One entry found for propitiate.

Main Entry: pro·pi·ti·ate
Pronunciation: prO-'pi-shE-"At
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -at·ed; -at·ing
Etymology: Latin propitiatus, past participle of propitiare, from propitius propitious

: to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of : APPEASE, CONCILIATE

synonym see PACIFY
- pro·pi·ti·a·tor / propitiation

One entry found for propitiation.

Main Entry: pro·pi·ti·a·tion
Pronunciation: prO-"pi-shE-'A-sh&n
Function: noun

1 : the act of propitiating
2 : something that propitiates; specifically : an atoning sacrifice