- To make something blessed, to confer blessing upon.
- (Perl programming, transitive) (past tense only blessed) To turn (a reference) into an object.
- (UK, informal, shortening bless his heart or similar) Used as an expression of endearment, or (ironically) belittlement.
Adverbs for Bless
sanctimoniously; benignly; spiritually; devoutly; reverently; graciously; silently; eternally; providentially.
grace, grace with, gratulate, guarantee, guard, hallow, happify, harbor, haven, hero-worship, hold with, hymn, idolize, insure, invest, invoke benefits upon, keep, keep from harm, keep in countenance, laud, lay hands on, lionize, magnify, make acknowledgments of, make happy, make much of, make safe, nestle, offer thanks, overpraise, panegyrize, patent, pay tribute, police, porter aux nues, praise, praise God, protect, provide, puff, puff up, purify, recognize, register, rejoice with, render credit, render thanks, respect, return thanks, revere, ride shotgun for, safeguard, saint, salute, sanctify, sanction, screen, secure, set apart, settle on, settle upon, shelter, shield, shroud, sing praises, supply, take kindly to, thank, think well of, trumpet, underwrite, uphold, vest, vest with, view with favor, 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, celebrate, champion, cheer, cleanse, cloak, compass about, compliment, congratulate, consecrate, copyright, countenance, cover, credit, cross, cry up, cushion, dedicate, defend, deify, devote, dower, doxologize, emblazon, endorse, endow, endow with, enshrine, ensure, esteem, eulogize, exalt, extol, favor, favor with, felicitate, fence, fend, flatter, furnish, give, give benediction, give credit, give thanks, gladden, glorify, glorify the Lord,
From Middle English blessen, from Old English blētsian, blēdsian (“to consecrate (with blood)”), from Proto-Germanic *blōþisōnan (“to sprinkle, mark or hallow with blood”), from *blōþan (“blood”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhlo-to- (“to gush, spurt”), from *bhol-, *bhlē-dh-, *bhlō(w)- (“to thrive, flourish, bloom”). Cognate with Old Icelandic bletza (Modern Icelandic blessa, “to bless”), Old English blēdan (“to bleed”). More at bleed.