Definition of "bless" []

  • To make holy by religious rite; sanctify. (verb-transitive)
  • To make the sign of the cross over so as to sanctify. (verb-transitive)
  • To invoke divine favor upon. (verb-transitive)
  • To honor as holy; glorify: Bless the Lord. (verb-transitive)
  • To confer well-being or prosperity on. (verb-transitive)
  • To consecrate or render holy, beneficial, or prosperous by means of a religious rite (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To give honour or glory to (a person or thing) as divine or holy (verb)
  • To call upon God to protect; give a benediction to (verb)
  • To worship or adore (God); call or hold holy (verb)
  • To grant happiness, health, or prosperity to (verb)
  • To endow with a talent, beauty, etc (verb)
  • To protect against evil or harm (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bless" in a sentence
  • "Inherent in the word bless is the desire for the salvation of that person."
  • "I don’t use the word bless or curse very often, so I was unclear on what it meant to bless or curse someone."
  • "The word bless, spoken of God, means to regard with favour, or to confer benefits, as when God is said to bless his people."