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anoint

a·noint

anoint

 
pronunciation:
noInt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: anointed, anointing, anoints
definition 1: to put oil or ointment on.
The Egyptian mummies were anointed with perfumed oils.I will now anoint myself with my new, expensive suntan lotion.
synonyms:
embrocate, oil
similar words:
lubricate, salve, smear
definition 2: to confer high status or sacredness on by applying oil, as in a religious ritual.
The kings and queens were anointed before being crowned.
synonyms:
consecrate, hallow, sanctify
similar words:
crown, enthrone, ordain
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