Definition of Anoint

1. Verb. Choose by or as if by divine intervention. "She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"

Generic synonyms: Choose, Pick Out, Select, Take



2. Verb. Administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing.
Exact synonyms: Anele, Embrocate, Inunct, Oil
Generic synonyms: Bless
Derivative terms: Anointer, Anointment, Embrocation, Inunction, Oil

Definition of Anoint

1. v. t. To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.

2. p. p. Anointed.

Definition of Anoint

1. Verb. (transitive) To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anoint

1. to apply oil to as a sacred rite [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anoint

anoestri
anoestrous
anoestrus
anoetic
anoia
anoikic
anoikis
anoil
anoiled
anoiling
anoils
anoint (current term)
anointed
anointeds
anointer
anointers
anointing
anointing of the sick
anointment
anointments
anoints
anole
anoles
anolis
anolyte
anolytes

Literary usage of Anoint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the by Canadian Bible Society (1891)
"... and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead : 3 And come to the king, ..."

2. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle ; 9.and anoint the tabernacle, lO. ... ml thou shalt anoint the laver 13. the holy garments, and anoint him, 15. ..."

3. The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated by William Warburton (1837)
"apologue of antiquity, I shall need no excuse for transcribing it : " The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them, and they said unto the ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Oil and ointment however, are distinguished in Luke, vii, 46 : " My head with oil thou didst not anoint ; but she with ointment hath anointed my feet. ..."

5. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"friends constantly repair to the temple of Mata" Devi, and anoint her image with ground sandal-wood and water, with which they then sprinkle the house where ..."

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