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Blessed vs Bestowed - What's the difference?

blessed | bestowed |

As verbs the difference between blessed and bestowed

is that blessed is past tense of bless while bestowed is past tense of bestow.

As an adjective blessed

is having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing.

As a proper noun Blessed

is {{surname|lang=en}.



Alternative forms

* (poetic), blest (archaic)


(en adjective)
  • Having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing.
  • * 1611 , King James Bible , Matthew 5:5
  • Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
  • In Catholicism, a title indicating the beatification of a person, thus allowing public veneration of those who have lived in sanctity or died as martyrs.
  • Held in veneration; revered.
  • Worthy of worship; holy.
  • (informal) An intensifier; damned.
  • Not one blessed person offered to help me out.


    * (revered) revered, venerated, worship(p)ed * (holy) hallowed, holy, sacred


    * condemned, cursed, damned * (revered) contemned, despised, scorned * (holy) profane, unhallowed, unholy

    Derived terms

    * blessed event


  • (bless)
  • Anagrams

    * English heteronyms




  • (bestow)

  • bestow



    (en verb)
  • To lay up in store; deposit for safe keeping; stow; place.
  • * 1611 , King James Bible, Luke 12:17:
  • And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits.
  • * 1977 , ", HarperCollins, page 358:
  • Of the Three Rings that the Elves had preserved unsullied no open word was ever spoken among the Wise, and few even of the Eldar knew where they were bestowed .
  • To lodge, or find quarters for; provide with accommodation.
  • * 1838 , Ben Jonson, The works of Ben Jonson :
  • Well, my masters, I'll leave him with you; now I see him bestowed , I'll go look for my goods, and Numps.
  • To dispose of.
  • * 1810 , Robert Dodsley, Sir Walter Scott, The Ancient British drama :
  • Here are blank warrants of all dispositions; give me but the name and nature of your malefactor, and I'll bestow him according to his merits.
  • To give; confer; impart gratuitously; present something to someone as a gift or honour.
  • Medals were bestowed on the winning team.
  • * 2008 , , Userfriendly.org , “ The Large Hadron Collider Game
  • CERN bestows slush fund on the LHC. Take all pennies from the CERN space.
  • * 1831 , (Mary Shelley),
  • Soft tears again bedewed my cheeks, and I even raised my humid eyes with thankfulness towards the blessed sun which bestowed such joy upon me.
  • To give in marriage.
  • To apply; make use of; use; employ.
  • * 1887 , John Marston, Arthur Henry Bullen, The Works of John Marston :
  • [...] I determine to bestow Some time in learning languages abroad; [...]
  • (obsolete) To behave or deport.
  • Derived terms

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