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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Then the young daughter Yasomati, seeing such a superb marvel and miracle impressive to devas and men, (30) fell at the feet of the Blessed One with her whole body, just like a tree with the roots severed, and began making an aspiration (pranidhana): "By this arising of the thought [of awakening] with its wholesome root, and by the donation of a gift, (31) in a blind world bereft of a leader, bereft of a guide, may I become a Buddha, a saviour of unsaved beings, a deliverer of the undelivered, a consoler of the unconsoled, the one who leads to parinirvana those who have not yet attained parinirvana.
Then Mahapajapati Gotami, having been instructed, encouraged, inspired, and gladdened by the Blessed One with a talk on the Dhamma and having paid homage to the Blessed One, left keeping her right side towards him.
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