say grace

Pronounce a short prayer before a meal, as in Before we started in on the turkey, we asked Liz to say grace. The word grace here signifies asking for God's blessing or giving thanks for the food being served. [Early 1300s]


Nearby words

  1. saxophonist,
  2. saxtuba,
  3. say,
  4. say (cry) uncle,
  5. say a mouthful,
  6. say one's piece,
  7. say the word,
  8. say uncle,
  9. say's law,
  10. say, jean baptiste

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