HyperDic: bless

English > 4 senses of the word bless:
VERBcommunicationblessgive a benediction to
possessionblessconfer prosperity or happiness on
communicationbless, signmake the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection
communicationbless, consecrate, hallow, sanctifyrender holy by means of religious rites
bless > pronunciation
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > bless: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive a benediction to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The dying man blessed his son"
Narroweranoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocateAdminister an oil or ointment to
Broaderraise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forthSummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
Oppositecurse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledictwish harm upon
Nounsblessingthe act of praying for divine protection
blessinga ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
English > bless: 4 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningconfer prosperity or happiness on.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Broaderconfer, bestowPresent
Spanishbendecir, favorecer
Catalanafavorir, beneir
English > bless: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningmake the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broadergesticulate, gesture, motionshow, express or direct through movement
Spanishbendecir, persignarse
English > bless: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningRender holy by means of religious rites.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsconsecrate, hallow, sanctify
Narrowerreconsecrateconsecrate anew, as after a desecration
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Oppositedesecrate, unhallow, deconsecrateRemove the consecration from a person or an object
Spanishconsagrar, halloween, santificar

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