Word Summary
makarizō: to bless
Original Word: μακαρίζω
Transliteration: makarizō
Phonetic Spelling: (mak-ar-id'-zo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to bless
Meaning: to bless
Strong's Concordance
call blessed, count happy.

From makarios; to beatify, i.e. Pronounce (or esteem) fortunate -- call blessed, count happy.

see GREEK makarios

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3106: μακαρίζω

μακαρίζω; Attic future μακαριω (cf. Buttmann, 37 (32)); (μακάριος); from Homer down; the Sept. for אֵשֵּׁר; to pronounce blessed: τινα, Luke 1:48; James 5:11 (here Vulg.beatifico).