1. [ verb ] (religion) give a benediction to

"The dying man blessed his son"

Related terms: curse raise anoint benediction
2. [ verb ] confer prosperity or happiness on
Related terms: confer
3. [ verb ] (religion) make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
Synonyms: sign
Related terms: gesticulate signal
4. [ verb ] (religion) render holy by means of religious rites
Synonyms: hallow sanctify consecrate
Related terms: desecrate declare declare reconsecrate sanctification consecration
Similar spelling:   blues