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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To apply oil as a sacrament or medically.

Usage examples (34)
  • The bishop used a special oil to anoint her head.
  • Note the use of the word "anoint," hinting that the government is assuming divine powers.
  • We do not "anoint" our leaders; we vote for them based upon their loyalty, integrity, honesty, and experience.
  • 'anoint' the premises and 'lay hands' on those present. for more
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