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grace with (something)

1. To bring renown or cachet to something, often by one's mere presence. Often used sarcastically. A noun or pronoun can be used between "grace" and "with." If that famous professor graces us with his presence, the local news will definitely want to cover our event. Do you think Sara will grace us with her presence today? It's already one in the afternoon.
2. To embellish or ornament something with something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "grace" and "with." The artisan graced that frame with a fine gold leaf.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

grace something with something

Fig. to adorn something or some place with something, especially a person's presence. The lovely lady graced our home with her presence. The stage was graced with flowers and a few palm trees.
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graced with something

made elegant by means of some ornament or decoration. The altar was graced with lovely white flowers. The end of the beautiful day was graced with a beautiful sunset.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

grace with

1. To lend honor or prestige to someone or some event. Used chiefly in the passive: We were graced with high praise from our superiors. The ambassadors kindly joined the reception and graced it with their presence.
2. To decorate, adorn, or benefit something by means of some added feature. Used chiefly in the passive: The living room of this house is graced with a large fireplace.
3. To decorate, adorn, or benefit something: The caterer finished setting the table and graced it with candles.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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