English version

bless

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Religion
blessbless /bles/ ●●○ S3 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 → bless you!2 → bless (him/her etc)3 → be blessed with something4 if God blesses someone or something, he helps and protects them 🔊 May God bless you.5 RRto ask God to protect someone or something 🔊 The couple later had their marriage blessed in their local parish church.6 RRto make something holy 🔊 Then the priest blesses the bread and wine.7 → bless my soul/I’ll be blessed!
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Examples from the Corpus
bless• The challenge of the car, which has blessed humanity so much, is to stop that blessing turning into a curse.• The Bible not withstanding, peacemakers are targeted, not blessed, in today's Middle East.• The cross was blessed two days after the crash by the Rev.• Korb is blessed with a sunny vocal style, her phrasing both easygoing and all her own.• How essential it was to be able to work, and to be blessed with the will to work.• Here, she tells the story of Mud, an orphan member of an elephant tribe who is blessed with visionary powers.• May God bless you and keep you safe from harm.had ... marriage blessed• They later had their marriage blessed at Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales.
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Verb table
bless
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybless
he, she, itblesses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyblessedblest
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave blessed
he, she, ithas blessed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad blessed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bless
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have blessed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blessing
he, she, itis blessing
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you, we, theyare blessing
Past
I, he, she, itwas blessing
you, we, theywere blessing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blessing
he, she, ithas been blessing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blessing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blessing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blessing
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