Anoint (verb)

  1. Apply oil or a similar substance to (someone or something), typically as part of a religious ceremony.
  2. Choose or appoint (someone) for a task or office, especially in a ceremonious way.


Old english anointian, from latin ungere "to anoint", from unguentum "ointment".


  1. He was anointed with oil as part of the religious ceremony.
  2. The kings were anointed with holy oil at their coronation.
  3. The new leader was anointed by the elders.
  4. She was anointed as the leader of the organization.
  5. The new priest was anointed by the bishop.
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