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Definition 1: administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing - [verb of body]

Synonyms for anoint in the sense of this definition

(anoint is a kind of ...) give a benediction to

"The dying man blessed his son"

Definition 2: choose by or as if by divine intervention - [verb of cognition]

Samples where anoint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group

(anoint is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

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