bless Definition

  • 1to ask for God's help and protection for someone or something
  • 2to make holy by religious rite
  • 3to give happiness or good things to someone

Using bless: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "bless" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    May God bless you and keep you safe.

  • Example

    The priest blessed the water before baptizing the baby.

  • Example

    I feel blessed to have such wonderful friends.

  • Example

    She always takes time to bless her food before eating.

bless Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for bless

Idioms Using bless

  • count your blessings

    to be grateful for what you have, rather than focusing on what you don't have


    Even though I don't have a lot of money, I try to count my blessings and appreciate the good things in my life.

  • to approve of or support someone's decision or action


    My parents gave me their blessing when I decided to move to a new city for a job.

  • having something good or desirable


    She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice.

Phrases with bless

  • a phrase used to express sympathy, gratitude, or affection


    Bless your heart for helping me with my bags.

  • a phrase said to someone after they sneeze, wishing them good health


    Bless you! Do you need a tissue?

  • something that seems bad or unlucky at first, but turns out to be good in the end


    Losing my job was a blessing in disguise because it led me to start my own business.

Origins of bless

from Old English 'blǣdsian', meaning 'to consecrate with blood'


Summary: bless in Brief

The verb 'bless' [bles] has three main meanings: to ask for divine help or protection, to make holy through religious rite, and to give happiness or good things. It is often used in phrases like 'bless your heart' and 'bless you,' and idioms like 'count your blessings' and 'give someone your blessing.' 'Blessed with something' denotes having something good or desirable.

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