bless vs consecrate what difference

what is difference between bless and consecrate

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: blĕs, IPA(key): /blɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Etymology 1

From Middle English blessen, from Old English bletsian (to consecrate (with blood)), from Proto-West Germanic *blōdisōn (to sprinkle, mark or hallow with blood), from Proto-Germanic *blōþą (blood), of uncertain origin, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (to bloom). Cognate with Old Norse bleza (to bless) (whence Icelandic blessa), Old English blēdan (to bleed). More at bleed.

Verb

bless (third-person singular simple present blesses, present participle blessing, simple past and past participle blest or blessed)

  1. To make something holy by religious rite, sanctify.
  2. To make the sign of the cross upon, so as to sanctify.
  3. To invoke divine favor upon.
  4. To honor as holy, glorify; to extol for excellence.
  5. To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
  6. (obsolete) To wave; to brandish.
  7. (Perl programming, transitive, past tense only blessed) To turn (a reference) into an object.
  8. (archaic, with from) To secure, defend, or prevent from.
Antonyms
  • curse
  • condemn
  • (programming): unbless
Derived terms
  • bless someone’s cotton socks
  • bless someone’s heart
Related terms
  • blessed
  • blessing
  • bleed
  • blood
Translations

Etymology 2

An ellipsis for an expression such as bless your heart.

Interjection

bless

  1. (Britain, Canada, informal) Used as an expression of endearment, gratitude, or (ironically) belittlement.
    • 1998, “Peter Coffey”, New Alternative View Of Atomic Structure, sci.chem, Usenet:
      Ah bless! You must be the welcoming committee for anyone who dares express ignorance.
    • 2000, “Hellraiser”, a post in uk.people.teens, Usenet:
      oh bless. *hug* that is not true. nobody here bears a grudge against 13 year old dear or against you.
    • 2001, “Will”, Am I still here?, uk.religion.pagan, Usenet:
      Aw bless… have white chocolate fudge muffin….a new batch…. made them last night after Nigella….

Anagrams

  • ESBLs, slebs

Icelandic

Interjection

bless

  1. goodbye, bye

Synonyms

  • bless bless

Westrobothnian

Etymology

Compare Danish blis, Swedish bläs, Old Norse blys, blesóttr.

Noun

bless

  1. mask


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin cōnsecrāre, cōnsecrātus.

Pronunciation

  • Verb
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒnsəkɹeɪt/
    • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɑnsəkɹeɪt/
  • Adjective
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒnsəkɹət/
    • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɑnsəkɹət/
  • Hyphenation: con‧se‧crate

Verb

consecrate (third-person singular simple present consecrates, present participle consecrating, simple past and past participle consecrated)

  1. (transitive) To declare something holy, or make it holy by some procedure.
    Synonyms: behallow, hallow; see also Thesaurus:consecrate
    Antonyms: desecrate, defile; see also Thesaurus:desecrate
  2. (transitive, Roman Catholicism, specifically) To ordain as a bishop.

Related terms

  • consecration

Translations

Adjective

consecrate (comparative more consecrate, superlative most consecrate)

  1. Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
    • They were assembled in that consecrate place.

Anagrams

  • concreates

Latin

Verb

cōnsecrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōnsecrō

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