What does anoint mean?

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əˈnɔɪntanoint

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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

Wiktionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anoint

    an-oint′, v.t. to smear with ointment or oil: to consecrate with oil.—n. Anoint′ment, the act of anointing or state of being anointed.—The Anointed, the Messiah. [= an+oint. See Ointment.]

Anagrams for anoint »

  1. Tonian

  2. nation

How to pronounce anoint?

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How to say anoint in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anoint in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anoint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of anoint in a Sentence

  1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    I think the whole race changed last night. Because you know there was a march among the chattering class to anoint Sen. Rubio.

  2. Karim Sadjadpour:

    Had it not been for Rafsanjani, Khamenei would have never become supreme leader. Those close to Rafsanjani say he rues the day he helped anoint Khamenei, they are the epitome of frenemies.

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