Bless - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bles|  American pronunciation of the word bless
Brit.  |blÉ›s|  British pronunciation of the word bless

verb

- give a benediction to

The dying man blessed his son

- confer prosperity or happiness on
- make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate (syn: sign)
- render holy by means of religious rites (syn: consecrate, hallow, sanctify)

Examples

The priest blessed their marriage at the wedding.

The water for the baptism has been blessed.

The priest blessed the baby I held in my arms.

The priest blessed the marriage.

She is blessed with musical talent.

I have never been a rich man, but I have always been blessed with good health.

I'll be blessed if I can see your reasoning.

I haven't a penny to bless myself with.

May God bless you.

The couple later had their marriage blessed in their local parish church.

Then the priest blesses the bread and wine.

May God bless you with a long life!

The dying man blessed his son

He's always willing to help. Bless him!

Good night and God bless.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: bless
he/she/it: blesses
present participle: blessing
past tense: blessed or blest
past participle: blessed or blest
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