Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blessing

5 senses of blessing

Sense 1
blessing, approval, approving -- (the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person")
       => support -- (aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support")

Sense 2
blessing, boon -- (a desirable state; "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors")
       => good fortune, luckiness, good luck -- (an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes)

Sense 3
grace, blessing, thanksgiving -- (a short prayer of thanks before a meal; "their youngest son said grace")
       => prayer, petition, orison -- (reverent petition to a deity)

Sense 4
benediction, blessing -- (a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection)
       => prayer, petition, orison -- (reverent petition to a deity)

Sense 5
blessing, benediction -- (the act of praying for divine protection)
       => prayer, supplication -- (the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer")

Antonyms of verb bless

1 of 4 senses of bless

Sense 1
bless -- (give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son")
       Antonym of curse (Sense 3)
      => curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict -- (wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bless

4 senses of bless

Sense 1
bless -- (give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son")
       => raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth -- (summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain")

Sense 2
bless -- (confer prosperity or happiness on)
       => confer, bestow -- (present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone")

Sense 3
bless, sign -- (make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate)
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Sense 4
consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify -- (render holy by means of religious rites)
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

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