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 Dictionary entry overview: What does anoint mean? 

ANOINT (verb)
  The verb ANOINT has 2 senses:

1. choose by or as if by divine intervention
2. administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

  Familiarity information: ANOINT used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ANOINT (verb)

Sense 1anoint [BACK TO TOP]


Choose by or as if by divine intervention

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group

Hypernyms (to "anoint" is one way to...):

choose; pick out; select; take (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sense 2anoint [BACK TO TOP]


Administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care


anele; embrocate; inunct; anoint; oil

Hypernyms (to "anoint" is one way to...):

bless (give a benediction to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody with something

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