anoint definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to utilize oil, ointment, or an equivalent material to.
    • to place oil on during a religious service as an indication of sanctification or consecration.
    • to select by or as though by divine input.
    • To smear or scrub over with oil or an unctuous material; also, to spread over, as oil.
    • To apply oil to or even put oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, specifically for consecration.
  • verb:
    • To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous compound; in addition, to spread-over, as oil.
    • to utilize oil to or even to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, particularly for consecration.
    • administer an oil or ointment to ; frequently in a religious ceremony of blessing
    • choose by or just as if by divine intervention
  • past-participle:
    • Anointed.
  • others:
    • To pour oil upon; smear or rub over with oil or any unctuous material; ergo, to smear with any fluid.
    • To consecrate, particularly a king, priest, or prophet, by unction, and/or using oil.
    • To act as an ointment for; lubricate.
    • Obsolete previous participle of anoint.

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