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Meaning of “bless” in the English Dictionary

"bless" in British English

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blessverb [T]

uk   us   /bles/ (past tense and past participle blessed or literary blest)

bless!

UK informal used to show that you ​think someone is ​sweet or that you ​feelsorry for them : Look at that little ​boytrying to ​help! Bless! Was she ​crying? Ah, bless!
(Definition of bless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bless" in American English

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blessverb [T]

 us   /bles/
to ​ask for God’s ​help and ​protection for someone or something, or to ​call or make someone or something ​holy: [T] God bless ​oursoldiers.
(Definition of bless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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