give a benediction to
"The dying man blessed his son"
confer prosperity or happiness on
make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify(verb)
render holy by means of religious rites
To make something blessed, to confer blessing upon.
To turn (a reference) into an object.
Used as an expression of endearment, or (ironically) belittlement.
to make or pronounce holy; to consecrate
to make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to
to express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; -- applied to persons
to invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, -- as on food
to make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self)
to guard; to keep; to protect
to praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences
to esteem or account happy; to felicitate
to wave; to brandish
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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bles, v.t. to invoke a blessing upon: to make joyous, happy, or prosperous: to consecrate by some religious rite, to cross one's self: to extol as holy, to pronounce happy, to invoke the divine favour upon: to wish happiness to: to praise or glorify:—pa.p. blessed (blest), or blest.—adj. Bless′ed, happy: prosperous: happy in heaven, beatified.—adv. Bless′edly.—ns. Bless′edness; Bless′ing, a wish or prayer for happiness or success: any means or cause of happiness: (B.) a gift or present: a form of invoking the favour of God at a meal.—adv. Bless′ingly.—Single blessedness, the celibate life, the unmarried state generally. [A.S. blétsian, to bless, prob. from blót, sacrifice; the word taken as—benedicĕre.]
bles, v.t. (Spens.) to brandish. [Blaze(?).]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BLESS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4040
Rank popularity for the word 'BLESS' in Verbs Frequency: #1046
The numerical value of BLESS in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of BLESS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
God bless his soul.
Aubrey was the renaissance man, god bless Aubrey McClendon - God bless the heroic soul.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
I just said, 'God bless you, Mr. Marion Barry, God bless your family.' I know he's going to heaven because he did a lot of good for the city.
God is never in a haste to bless you/anyone. Yes, because it doesn't take him much time to bless you/anyone. I mean, he (God) can bless you overnight.
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Translations for BLESS
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- beneirCatalan, Valencian
- signe, velsigneDanish
- segnen, benedeienGerman
- seenenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- signa, blessa, velsigneNorwegian
- abençoar, bendizer, benzerPortuguese
- blagoslovi, binecuvântaRomanian
- благословлять, благословитьRussian
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