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blessing

noun

1 blessing

The formal act of approving:
— He gave the project his blessing.

synonyms: approval, approving.

Roget 931: approbation; approval, approvement; sanction, advocacy; nod of approbation; esteem, estimation, good opinion, golden opinions, admiration; love etc. 897; ... show more

Dutch: agreatie, fiat, goedkeuring, goedvinden, zegen
Polish: zaaprobowanie



2 blessing

A desirable state:
— Enjoy the blessings of peace.

synonym: boon.

Roget 618: good, benefit, advantage; improvement etc. 658; greatest good, supreme good; interest, service, behoof, behalf; weal; main chance, ... show more

Dutch: voordeel, geschenk, gift, weldaad, weldadigheid, zegen, zegening

3 blessing

A short prayer of thanks before a meal.

synonyms: grace, thanksgiving.

Dutch: elegantie, genade, gratie, uitstel van betaling

4 blessing

A ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection.

synonym: benediction.

Dutch: benedictie, zegening
Polish: benedykcja

5 blessing

The act of praying for divine protection.

synonym: benediction.

Dutch: heilwens, zegen, zegenbede, zegening, zegenwens
Polish: błogosławieństwo


Moby thesaurus: Godspeed, OK, acceptance, accord, acquiescence, act of grace, act of kindness, adherence, admiration, advantage, affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreement, approbation, approval, assent, asset, avail, aye ... show more.

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bless

verb

1 bless

Give a benediction to.

Roget 931: approve; approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of; esteem, value, prize; set great store by, set great store on.    do justice to, appreciate; honor, ... show more

Roget 829: cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure etc. 827.    please, charm, delight, ... show more

Roget 990: worship, lift up the heart, aspire; revere etc. 928; adore, do service, pay homage; humble oneself, kneel; bow the knee, bend the knee; fall down, ... show more

2 bless

Confer prosperity or happiness on.

3 bless

Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate.

synonym: sign.

4 bless

Render holy by means of religious rites.

synonyms: consecrate, hallow, sanctify.

Roget 976: create, move, uphold, preserve, govern &c.; atone, redeem, save, propitiate, mediate, &c.; predestinate, ... show more

Dutch: verheiligen, consacreren, consecreren, heiligen, sacraliseren, sacreren, sanctificeren, sanctifiëren, wijden, zegenen


Moby thesaurus: OK, accept, acknowledge, admire, adore, adulate, apotheosize, approve, approve of, arm, armor, beatify, belaud, bepraise, bless the Lord, bless with, blow up, boast of, brag about, canonize ... show more.

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