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Definition 1: give a benediction to - [verb of communication]

Samples where bless or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dying man blessed his son

(bless is a kind of ...) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

"raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "call down the spirits from the mountain"

(... is a kind of bless ) administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

Definition 2: render holy by means of religious rites - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for bless in the sense of this definition

(bless is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of bless ) consecrate anew, as after a desecration

Definition 3: make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for bless in the sense of this definition

(bless is a kind of ...) show, express or direct through movement

"He gestured his desire to leave"

Definition 4: confer prosperity or happiness on - [verb of possession]

(bless is a kind of ...) present

"The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated" "bestow an honor on someone"

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