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a·noint

 (ə-noint′)
tr.v. a·noint·ed, a·noint·ing, a·noints
1. To apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to.
2. To put oil on during a religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration.
3. To choose by or as if by divine intervention.

[Middle English enointen, from Old French enoint, past participle of enoindre, from Latin inunguere, inūnct- : in-, on; see in-2 + unguere, to smear.]

a·noint′er n.
a·noint′ment n.

anoint

(əˈnɔɪnt)
vb (tr)
1. to smear or rub over with oil or an oily liquid
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to apply oil to as a sign of consecration or sanctification in a sacred rite
[C14: from Old French enoint, from enoindre, from Latin inunguere, from in-2 + unguere to smear with oil]
aˈnointer n
aˈnointment n

a•noint

(əˈnɔɪnt)

v.t.
1. to apply an ointment or oily liquid to by rubbing or sprinkling.
2. to smear with any liquid.
3. to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil.
4. to choose formally: anointed a successor.
[1300–50; Middle English, derivative of anoynt, enoynt (past participle) < Old French enoint < Latin inūnctus anointed, past participle of inunguere=in- in-2 + unguere to smear, anoint]
a•noint′er, n.
a•noint′ment, n.

anoint


Past participle: anointed
Gerund: anointing

Imperative
anoint
anoint
Present
I anoint
you anoint
he/she/it anoints
we anoint
you anoint
they anoint
Preterite
I anointed
you anointed
he/she/it anointed
we anointed
you anointed
they anointed
Present Continuous
I am anointing
you are anointing
he/she/it is anointing
we are anointing
you are anointing
they are anointing
Present Perfect
I have anointed
you have anointed
he/she/it has anointed
we have anointed
you have anointed
they have anointed
Past Continuous
I was anointing
you were anointing
he/she/it was anointing
we were anointing
you were anointing
they were anointing
Past Perfect
I had anointed
you had anointed
he/she/it had anointed
we had anointed
you had anointed
they had anointed
Future
I will anoint
you will anoint
he/she/it will anoint
we will anoint
you will anoint
they will anoint
Future Perfect
I will have anointed
you will have anointed
he/she/it will have anointed
we will have anointed
you will have anointed
they will have anointed
Future Continuous
I will be anointing
you will be anointing
he/she/it will be anointing
we will be anointing
you will be anointing
they will be anointing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been anointing
you have been anointing
he/she/it has been anointing
we have been anointing
you have been anointing
they have been anointing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been anointing
you will have been anointing
he/she/it will have been anointing
we will have been anointing
you will have been anointing
they will have been anointing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been anointing
you had been anointing
he/she/it had been anointing
we had been anointing
you had been anointing
they had been anointing
Conditional
I would anoint
you would anoint
he/she/it would anoint
we would anoint
you would anoint
they would anoint
Past Conditional
I would have anointed
you would have anointed
he/she/it would have anointed
we would have anointed
you would have anointed
they would have anointed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.anoint - choose by or as if by divine intervention; "She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"
choose, pick out, select, take - 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"
2.anoint - administer an oil or ointment to anoint - administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
bless - give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son"

anoint

verb
1. smear, oil, rub, grease, spread over, daub, embrocate He anointed my forehead with oil.
2. consecrate, bless, sanctify, hallow, anele (archaic) The Pope has anointed him as Archbishop.
Translations
يَدْهَن بِمِرْهَم
namazatpomazat
salvesmøre
voidella
felken
smyrja
patepti
ieeļļotiesvaidīt
pomazať
yağ sürmekyağlamak

anoint

[əˈnɔɪnt] VT
1. (with oil etc) → ungir (with de)
2. (fig) (= nominate) → designar, nombrar

anoint

[əˈnɔɪnt] vtoindre

anoint

vtsalben; to anoint somebody kingjdn zum König salben; to anoint somebody as something (fig)jdn als etw auserwählen

anoint

[əˈnɔɪnt] vt (Rel) → ungere
to anoint sb king → consacrare qn re

anoint

(əˈnoint) verb
to smear or cover with ointment or oil especially in a religious ceremony. anointed by a priest.
References in classic literature ?
Much might be ruminated here, concerning the essential dignity of this regal process, because in common life we esteem but meanly and contemptibly a fellow who anoints his hair, and palpably smells of that anointing.
Her mother prepared her a basket of provisions with all sorts of good things, and a goat skin full of wine; the girl now got into the waggon, and her mother gave her also a golden cruse of oil, that she and her women might anoint themselves.
But Ulysses said, "Young women, please to stand a little on one side that I may wash the brine from my shoulders and anoint myself with oil, for it is long enough since my skin has had a drop of oil upon it.
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And during ordination the bishop anoints the hands of new priests and the consecrating bishop anoints the head of new bishops to symbolize their service to the people of God.
She washes Jesus' feet with her tears, dries them with her hair, and kisses and anoints them with expensive perfumed oil.
To the reader with eyes to see, this woman is a Samuel-like character, who anoints the Messiah before his coronation on the cross.
Leo anoints Rose, her eyes closed, her upturned palms extended in a gesture of giving and receiving.
verb if someone anoints a person or a part of their body, they put oil or another liquid on a part of that person's body, usually for religious or ceremonial reasons: [T+obj] Accordingly they petitioned the Pope to anoint Philip.
Although Ryan pursues Raina ardently, her head is turned by a more appropriate potential boyfriend, a scholar of medieval literature (David Nett), who anoints Raina as a suitable helpmate for his academic career.