bless

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  • verb

Synonyms for bless

Synonyms for bless

to make sacred by a religious rite

Synonyms for bless

confer prosperity or happiness on

Related Words

make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection

Synonyms

render holy by means of religious rites

References in classic literature ?
For they are poets by the free course which they allow to the informing soul, which through their eyes beholds again and blesses the things which it hath made.
Veneering again blesses him, plunges down stairs, rushes into his Hansom, and directs the driver to be up and at the British Public, and to charge into the City.
Veneering instantly blesses him, and apprises him that Twemlow is already working.
Ask the perfumers, ask the blacking-makers, ask the hatters, ask the old lottery-office-keepers--ask any man among 'em what my poetry has done for him, and mark my words, he blesses the name of Slum.
Rev George Callander, of the Open Free Church in Durham, blesses the pets at Jesmond Dene in a special ceremony
When the church blesses the marriage of anyone civilly married it does so recognizing that the couple is already married and that the blessing celebrates and deepens a reality that already exists.
and Isaac (27:37) believe that when one human blesses another he controls what is to come; that is, exercises magic.
At the end of the service, Acuna blesses her followers one by one, placing her hands gently on their heads and praying for their eternal salvation.
1) The Dalai Lama blesses children Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale before answering questions.
1) Cardinal Roger Mahony blesses llamas Saturday during the 70th annual Blessing of the Animals on Olvera Street.
In the New Testament, Jesus blesses people directly using physical actions such as the laying on of hands.
For example, the church blesses (invoking God's favour on and support of) persons at baptism and confirmation.
Julie Christian blesses a puppy for Bianca Walters, 5, during Saturday's animal fair at St.