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Definition 1: the act of praying for divine protection - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for blessing in the sense of this definition

(blessing is a kind of ...) the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)

"the priest sank to his knees in prayer"

Definition 2: the formal act of approving - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he gave the project his blessing
  • his decision merited the approval of any sensible person

Synonyms for blessing in the sense of this definition

(blessing is a kind of ...) aiding the cause or policy or interests of

"the president no longer has the support of his own party" "they developed a scheme of mutual support"

(... is a kind of blessing ) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

"its adoption by society" "the proposal found wide acceptance"

(... is a kind of blessing ) the act of providing approval and support

"his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"

(... is a kind of blessing ) a favorable judgment

"a small token in admiration of your works"

(... is a kind of blessing ) an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

Definition 3: a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for blessing in the sense of this definition

(blessing is a kind of ...) reverent petition to a deity

(... is a kind of blessing ) a spoken blessing

Definition 4: a short prayer of thanks before a meal - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • their youngest son said grace

Synonyms for blessing in the sense of this definition

(blessing is a kind of ...) reverent petition to a deity

Definition 5: a desirable state - [noun denoting state]

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

  • enjoy the blessings of peace
  • a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors

Synonyms for blessing in the sense of this definition

(blessing is a kind of ...) an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

(... is a kind of blessing ) something for which to be thankful

"it was a mercy we got out alive"

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