Synonyms for blessing


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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