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bless

bless

 
 
pronunciation:
bles
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blessed, blesses, blessing, blest
definition 1: to make holy by religious ritual; sanctify.
The priest blessed the marriage.
synonyms:
consecrate, hallow, sanctify
antonyms:
desecrate
similar words:
anoint, dedicate
definition 2: to make the sign of the cross upon or over.
He entered the church and blessed himself.
synonyms:
cross
definition 3: to ask for divine favor for.
The priest blessed the congregation.
antonyms:
curse
similar words:
favor, guard, protect
definition 4: to regard as sacred; glorify.
They bless the day that the liberators came to rescue them.
synonyms:
exalt, glorify, hallow, praise, revere, venerate
similar words:
beatify, canonize, extol
definition 5: to confer something good upon.
She is blessed with musical talent.
synonyms:
endow, gift, grace
similar words:
favor, honor
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