Definitions for anointəˈnɔɪnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anoint(verb)

    choose by or as if by divine intervention

    "She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"

  2. anoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocate(verb)

    administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

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  1. anoint(Verb)

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

  2. anoint(Verb)

    To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.

  3. Origin: enoint, past participle of enoindre, from inungere, in + ungere or unguere ("to smear", "to anoint"). See ointment, unguent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anoint(verb)

    to smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil

  2. Anoint(verb)

    to apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration

  3. Anoint

    anointed

  4. Origin: [OF. enoint, p. p. of enoindre, fr. L. inungere; in + ungere, unguere, to smear, anoint. See Ointment, Unguent.]

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  1. Tonian

  2. nation


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