1. blessing, approval, approving, support

usage: the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

2. blessing, boon, good fortune, luckiness, good luck

usage: a desirable state; "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"

3. grace, blessing, thanksgiving, prayer, petition, orison

usage: a short prayer of thanks before a meal; "their youngest son said grace"

4. benediction, blessing, prayer, petition, orison

usage: a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

5. blessing, benediction, prayer, supplication

usage: the act of praying for divine protection


1. bless, raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth

usage: give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son"

2. bless, confer, bestow

usage: confer prosperity or happiness on

3. bless, sign, gesticulate, gesture, motion

usage: make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate

4. consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify, declare

usage: render holy by means of religious rites

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