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  • verbsanctify
  • verbgrant, bestow

synonyms for blesses

  • anoint
  • baptize
  • consecrate
  • ordain
  • thank
  • absolve
  • beatify
  • canonize
  • commend
  • confirm
  • cross
  • dedicate
  • enshrine
  • eulogize
  • exalt
  • extol
  • glorify
  • hallow
  • honor
  • laud
  • magnify
  • offer
  • praise
  • sacrifice
  • sign
  • sprinkle
  • give thanks to
  • invoke benefits
  • invoke happiness
  • make holy
  • offer benediction
  • panegyrize
  • pray for
  • pronounce holy
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antonyms for blesses

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  • blame
  • castigate
  • censure
  • condemn
  • criticize
  • debase
  • denounce
  • deny
  • desecrate
  • disrespect
  • hold
  • humiliate
  • refuse
  • reproach
  • shame
  • take
  • curse
  • damn
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • veto
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How to use blesses in a sentence

It is twice blessed—it blesses him who earns, and those who give, to parody the words of Shakspeare.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
The close of the overture should describe how Prospero renounces his spells, blesses the lovers, and returns to his country.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
Anon the storm leaves him, the sunshine breaks the clouds, and warms his frozen limbs; the traveller smiles and blesses God.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
It is a wonderful thing, that spirit of mother love which surrounds us, blesses us and leads us on to higher things.
PRIVATE PEATHAROLD R. PEAT
And that the same is true under the Gospel—where his name is recorded, and only there, he now meets and blesses his people.
PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF PARDEE BUTLERPARDEE BUTLER
Even now perhaps her calm insensible soul blesses itself for not being made like mine.
LEONORAMARIA EDGEWORTH
To be a popular invalid is in itself a career: it blesses those that call and those that receive.
THE ARBITERLADY F. E. E. BELL
A bishopess smells of holy water—the bishop blesses; a count's wife smells of wine—the count, her husband, drinks himself drunk.
THE PONIARD'S HILTEUGNE SUE
Central, is the figure of a young child, speaking at once of childhood and the God who blesses it.
THE HEARTH-STONESAMUEL OSGOOD
The point of the parable evidently is that God blesses the one, that God destroys the other.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
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