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anoint

  
1    daub, embrocate, grease, oil, rub, smear, spread over  
2    anele     (archaic)   bless, consecrate, hallow, sanctify  
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anoint

  
  ( anoints    3rd person present)   ( anointing    present participle)   ( anointed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   To anoint someone means to put oil or water on a part of their body, usually for religious reasons.  
He anointed my forehead...      V n  
The Pope has anointed him as Archbishop.      V n as n  
...the anointed king.      V-ed  
2       verb   If a person in a position of authority anoints someone, they choose them to do a particular important job.     (JOURNALISM)  
The populist party anointed him as its candidate...      V n as n  
Mr. Olsen has always avoided anointing any successor...      V n  

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anon, anonymity, ancient, appoint

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