bless - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleblessing
past tenseblessed or blest
past participleblessed or blest
  1. 1
    to say a prayer asking God to help and protect someone or something

    a ceremony to bless the crops

    1. a.
      if God blesses someone or something, he helps and protects them

      May God bless you and your family.

  2. 2
    to make something holy, so that it can be used in a religious ceremony