anoint - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/əˈnɔɪnt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyanoint
he/she/itanoints
present participleanointing
past tenseanointed
past participleanointed
  1. 1
    to put oil on a part of someone’s body in a religious ceremony
  2. 2
    often humorous to decide that someone should be given a particular important job