Definition of bless
- He blessed himself before liftoff.
- bless your heart
- God has blessed us with four children.
The priest blessed their marriage at the wedding.
The water for the baptism has been blessed.
The priest blessed the baby I held in my arms.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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