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Verb: anoint  u'noynt
  1. Choose by or as if by divine intervention
    "She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"
     
  2. Administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
    - inunct, oil, anele [archaic], embrocate

Derived forms: anointed, anoints, anointing

Type of: bless, choose, pick out, select, take

Encyclopedia: Anoint