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Verb (transitive)


Anointv. t. [OF. enoint, p. p. of enoindre, fr. L. inungere; in + ungere, unguere, to smear, anoint. See Ointment, Unguent.].
  •  To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.  [1913 Webster]
    "And fragrant oils the stiffened limbs anoint."  [1913 Webster]
    "He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.  [1913 Webster]
    "Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his [Aaron's] head and anoint him."  [1913 Webster]
    "Anoint Hazael to be king over Syria."  [1913 Webster]
The Lord's Anointed, Christ or the Messiah; also, a Jewish or other king by “divine right.” 1 Sam. xxvi. 9.
Anointp. p. 
     Anointed.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]


1 apply oil or ointment to, esp. as a religious ceremony (e.g. at baptism, or the consecration of a priest or king, or in ministering to the sick).
2 (usu. foll. by with) smear, rub.

anointer n.
ME f. AF anoint (adj.) f. OF enoint past part. of enoindre f. L inungere (as IN-(2), ungere unct- smear with oil)



v.t. To grease a king or other great functionary already sufficiently slippery.

As sovereigns are anointed by the priesthood,
So pigs to lead the populace are greased good.



administer the Eucharist, beeswax, chair, chrism, confirm, crown, daub, do duty, dope, dose, dress, drug, embrocate, enthrone, glycerolate, grease, grease the wheels, impose, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, invest, lard, lay hands on, lubricate, medicate, minister, officiate, oil, perform a rite, perform service, place, place in office, pomade, put in, salve, slick, slick on, smear, smooth the way, soap the ways, throne, unguent, wax




VB perform service, do duty, minister, officiate, baptize, dip, sprinkle, anoint, confirm, lay hands on, give the sacrament, administer the sacrament, administer extreme unction, hear confession, administer holy penance, shrive, excommunicate, ban with bell book and candle, attend services, attend mass, go to mass, hear mass, take the sacrament, receive the sacrament, receive communion, attend the sacrament, partake of the sacrament, partake of communion, communicate, receive extreme unction, confess, go to confession, receive penance, anele, preach, sermonize, predicate, lecture.


VB cover, superpose, superimpose, overlay, overspread, wrap, encase, incase, face, case, veneer, pave, paper, tip, cap, bind, bulkhead, bulkhead in, clapboard, coat, paint, varnish, pay, incrust, stucco, dab, plaster, tar, wash, besmear, bedaub, anoint, do over, gild, plate, japan, lacquer, lacker, enamel, whitewash, parget, lay it on thick, overlie, overarch, endome, conceal, anodize, galvanize.

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