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1. bless

verb. ['ˈblɛs'] give a benediction to.

Synonyms

  • inunct
  • raise
  • evoke
  • conjure
  • stir
  • call down
  • anele
  • bring up
  • oil
  • put forward
  • embrocate
  • anoint
  • call forth
  • arouse
  • conjure up

Antonyms

  • bore
  • fall
  • lower
  • demote

Etymology

  • blessen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bletsian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Bless

  • transgress
  • nevertheless
  • stds
  • nonetheless
  • l'express
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • simplesse
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • distress
  • compress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suppress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress

Example sentences of the word bless


1. Verb, base form
Ask him to bless your life by selling your home as quickly as possible.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Today it is reflexive for many Americans to say "God bless you" after someone sneezes.

Quotes containing the word bless


1. Didn't Lionel Richie just make a country album? No one is giving him a hard time... and God bless him - I love Lionel and should be able to do what he wants to do, like Madonna should, too. Both are having success and I applaud them. If you don't like it, don't buy it. The ageism criticism is getting old.
- Guy Oseary

2. Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.
- Jack Kerouac

3. I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all!
- Christopher McCandless

2. bless

verb. ['ˈblɛs'] confer prosperity or happiness on.

Synonyms

  • bestow

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • calmness

Etymology

  • blessen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bletsian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. bless

verb. ['ˈblɛs'] make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate.

Synonyms

  • sign
  • motion
  • gesture

Antonyms

  • begin
  • divide
  • depress
  • desensitise

Etymology

  • blessen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bletsian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. bless

verb. ['ˈblɛs'] render holy by means of religious rites.

Synonyms

  • hallow
  • consecrate
  • sanctify
  • declare

Antonyms

  • descent
  • decrease
  • level
  • worsen

Etymology

  • blessen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bletsian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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