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Graced vs Bestowed - What's the difference?

graced | bestowed |

As verbs the difference between graced and bestowed

is that graced is (grace) while bestowed is (bestow).




  • (grace)
  • Anagrams




    (wikipedia grace)


  • (not countable) Elegant movement; poise or balance.
  • (not countable) Charming, pleasing qualities.
  • * 1699 , , Heads designed for an essay on conversations
  • Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace : the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
  • * Blair
  • I have formerly given the general character of Mr. Addison's style and manner as natural and unaffected, easy and polite, and full of those graces which a flowery imagination diffuses over writing.
  • (not countable, theology) Free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.
  • (not countable, theology) Divine assistance in resisting sin.
  • (countable) Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.
  • (finance) An allowance of time granted for a debtor during which he is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.
  • (card games) A special move in a solitaire or patience game that is normally against the rules.
  • Verb

  • To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
  • He graced the room with his presence.
    He graced the room by simply being there.
    His portrait graced a landing on the stairway.
  • * (rfdate) (Alexander Pope)
  • Great Jove and Phoebus graced his noble line.
  • * (rfdate) (Shakespeare)
  • We are graced with wreaths of victory.
  • To dignify or raise by an act of favour; to honour.
  • * (rfdate) (Knolles)
  • He might, at his pleasure, grace or disgrace whom he would in court.
  • To supply with heavenly grace.
  • (Bishop Hall)
  • (music) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
  • Anagrams

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  • (bestow)

  • bestow



    (en verb)
  • To lay up in store; deposit for safe keeping; stow; place.
  • * 1611 , King James Bible, Luke 12:17:
  • And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits.
  • * 1977 , ", HarperCollins, page 358:
  • Of the Three Rings that the Elves had preserved unsullied no open word was ever spoken among the Wise, and few even of the Eldar knew where they were bestowed .
  • To lodge, or find quarters for; provide with accommodation.
  • * 1838 , Ben Jonson, The works of Ben Jonson :
  • Well, my masters, I'll leave him with you; now I see him bestowed , I'll go look for my goods, and Numps.
  • To dispose of.
  • * 1810 , Robert Dodsley, Sir Walter Scott, The Ancient British drama :
  • Here are blank warrants of all dispositions; give me but the name and nature of your malefactor, and I'll bestow him according to his merits.
  • To give; confer; impart gratuitously; present something to someone as a gift or honour.
  • Medals were bestowed on the winning team.
  • * 2008 , , Userfriendly.org , “ The Large Hadron Collider Game
  • CERN bestows slush fund on the LHC. Take all pennies from the CERN space.
  • * 1831 , (Mary Shelley),
  • Soft tears again bedewed my cheeks, and I even raised my humid eyes with thankfulness towards the blessed sun which bestowed such joy upon me.
  • To give in marriage.
  • To apply; make use of; use; employ.
  • * 1887 , John Marston, Arthur Henry Bullen, The Works of John Marston :
  • [...] I determine to bestow Some time in learning languages abroad; [...]
  • (obsolete) To behave or deport.
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