bless

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bless /ˈblɛs/ verb
blesses; blessed /ˈblɛst/ ; blessing
bless
/ˈblɛs/
verb
blesses; blessed /ˈblɛst/ ; blessing
Learner's definition of BLESS
[+ object]
: to make (something or someone) holy by saying a special prayer
: to ask God to care for and protect (someone or something)
used in the phrase God bless to express good wishes or appreciation for someone or something
see also god bless you (below)
used in phrases like bless his/her heart and bless him/her to express affection, appreciation, or understanding
see also bless you (below)
: to provide (a person, place, etc.) with something good or desirable
usually used as (be) blessed
: to give approval to (something)

bless my soul

old-fashioned
used in speech to express surprise

bless you

or God bless you
used in speech to express thanks or good wishes
said to someone who has just sneezed
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