Synonyms and Antonyms of bless

  1. 1 to make holy through prayers or ritual the priest blessed the water, thus allowing it to be used as holy water for various rites Synonyms consecrate, hallow, sacralize, sanctify Related Words baptize, canonize, spiritualize; chasten, cleanse, lustrate, purify; exorcise (also exorcize), expurgate; commit, dedicate, devote; reconsecrate Near Antonyms defile, desecrate, profane; dirty, foul, pollute, soil, taint, violate; blaspheme, curse, cuss, damn, execrate; cast out, condemn, damn, punish Antonyms deconsecrate, desacralize, desanctify

  2. 2 to proclaim the glory of bless the name of God Synonyms praise, carol, celebrate, emblazon, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hymn, laud, magnify, resoundRelated Words adore, belaud, deify, idolize, worship; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, renown, salute; chant, cheer, eulogize, rhapsodize; cite; flatter; crack up, recommend, toutNear Antonyms blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; castigate, lambaste (or lambast)

  3. 3 to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute blessed with a knack for glib conversation Synonyms endow, endue (or indue), favor, gift, investRelated Words equip, provide, supply; bestow (on or upon), clothe, confer (on), cover; accord, award, grant; empower, enable, enhance, enrich, heighten; bequeath, willNear Antonyms dispossess, divest, strip; deplete, drain, exhaust; skimp, stint

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to criticize severely

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