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Definitions of bless

  1. confer prosperity or happiness on
  2. give a benediction to; " The dying man blessed his son"
  3. render holy by means of religious rites
  4. make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
  5. Blessed.
  6. To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate
  7. To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.
  8. To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross ( one's self).
  9. To guard; to keep; to protect.
  10. To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.
  11. To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
  12. To wave; to brandish.
  13. To consecrate.
  14. To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; - applied to persons.
  15. To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, - as on food.
  16. To set apart for a holy purpose; to call down a blessing upon; to give happiness to; as, " O Lord, bless thy people"; to praise or extol.
  17. Blessed and blest.
  18. Blessing.
  19. To invoke a blessing upon: to make joyons, happy, or prosperous: to wish happiness to: praise or glorify:- pa. p. blessed or blest.
  20. To make happy; invoke happiness for; praise.
  21. To bring or wish happiness or good fortune to; prosper; felicitate.
  22. To invoke God's favor upon.
  23. To praise; glorify.
  24. To invoke a blessing upon; to wish happiness to; to make happy or prosperous; to consecrate or pronounce holy; to praise; to esteem or count happy.
  25. To make happy; to prosper; to praise; to give thanks to; to glorify or praise for benefits received.
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Usage examples for bless

  1. The clerk began to bless himself, and then Tibraide' began to bless himself, and after that they didn't know what to do. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  2. I think he is, bless him! – Andrew the Glad by Maria Thompson Daviess
  3. Bless you, there isn't any. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  4. Bless you, now, my darling- I love you, ever shall love you, ever be your own. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  5. Bless the woman- I mean you, Selina- I have the very best temper in the world. – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  6. What indeed, bless her heart? – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  7. But, bless you, I don't mind. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  8. And I tell you plainly, that if you'd done what you have done for me I'd kiss your feet and ask you to bless me! – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  9. Allers the same, bless you! – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  10. Let me see any thing before me but a life and death like Helen's, and I'll bless you for ever! – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  11. Bless me, master, bless me! – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  12. My child, I know that I have the power to bless you, if you will only tell me how. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  13. I embrace and bless you. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  14. Bless your heart, how are the feet? – Bessie Bradford's Prize by Joanna H. Mathews
  15. But who is it I am to bless? – Redemption and Two Other Plays by Leo Tolstoy
  16. God bless you for that, dear! – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  17. Bless the man, of course I will! – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. Bless me, though, what is the matter? – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  19. Lord bless me, yes, his son: why shouldn't I be? – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  20. Bless my soul, Ann! – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
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