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Verb: bless  bles
  1. Give a benediction to
    "The dying man blessed his son"
  2. Confer prosperity or happiness on
  3. Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
    - sign
  4. Render holy by means of religious rites
    - consecrate, hallow, sanctify
Interjection: bless  bles
Usage: informal
  1. Expression of indulgent sympathy, or appreciation of something cute

Derived forms: blesses, blessed, blessing

Type of: arouse, bestow, bring up, call down, call forth, confer, conjure, conjure up, declare, evoke, gesticulate, gesture, invoke, motion, pronounce, put forward, raise, stir

Antonym: beshrew [archaic], desecrate

Encyclopedia: Bless