bless

[ bles ]
/ blɛs /

verb (used with object), blessed or blest, bless·ing.

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Origin of bless

First recorded before 950; Middle English blessen, Old English blētsian, blēdsian “to consecrate” (originally done with blood), earlier *blōdisōian (blōd “blood” + -isō- derivational suffix + -ian verb suffix); see blood

OTHER WORDS FROM bless

blesser, nounbless·ing·ly, adverboutbless, verb (used with object), out·blessed or out·blest, out·bles·sing.pre·bless, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for bless

bless
/ (blɛs) /

verb blesses, blessing, blessed or blest (tr)

Word Origin for bless

Old English blǣdsian to sprinkle with sacrificial blood; related to blōd blood
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