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Definition of "anoint" []

  • To apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to. (verb-transitive)
  • To put oil on during a religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration. (verb-transitive)
  • To choose by or as if by divine intervention. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anoint" in a sentence
  • "When God says anoint with oil, _anoint_, I don't care if it runs down his beard as it ran down Aaron's."
  • "[3331] For the Spirit designates both [of them] by the name, of God -- both Him who is anointed as Son, and Him who does anoint, that is, the Father."
  • "Fehr was the hero of the Winter Classic, scoring two goals to help boost the Capitals over the rival Penguins, but even after that success, Coach Bruce Boudreau stressed to not "anoint" the right wing for one solid performance."