bless (one) with (something)

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bless (one) with (something)

1. To bestow something favorable upon someone, as of a gift from God. The Lord has blessed us with fine weather during the harvest season.
2. To anoint someone with something during a religious ritual. The priest blessed the baby with holy oil during the baptism ceremony.
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bless someone or something with something

[for God or fate] to give someone or something a valuable gift. God has blessed us with a bountiful harvest. Nature blessed the morning with a gentle rain.
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for it is customary for aged and pious people who come before kings to bless them with wealth, possessions, honor and advancement...." (4) Rashi adds that verse 10 (only) may imply a blessing that the Nile would rise and irrigate the land, (5) appropriate for a time of famine.