anoint anoint  /ə ˈnɔ ɪnt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) choose by or as if by divine intervention
  2. (v) administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

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Usage(s):

  1. The hard part is predicting what the famously fickle teenage girls will next anoint as kawaii.
  2. Republicans, unlike Democrats, like to anoint their presidential candidates early.
  3. I was receiving foreclosure papers, so I asked you to anoint a picture of my home and you did and your wife joined with you in prayer as I cried.

News

  • Higher calling for Woodland olives

    Known by most for its distinct pepper flavor found drizzled upon grilled vegetables or tossed with pasta, Woodland-produced Frate Sole olive oil is also called to a higher power.Once consecrated, Frate Sole is used throughout the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento to anoint infants at baptism,
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Daily Democrat

Quotes

  1. "I don't need $100 million to compete in Iowa," Biden said. "My observation over time is you Iowans are kind of contrarians. You don't anoint front-runners."
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: FOXNews

  2. "Let's don't anoint him now," Edwards cautioned.
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Herm Edwards Source: Washington Post

  3. "I don't want to anoint them or put a hex on them, but I see many similarities that exist," Levy said. "They're players of character. They're young and on the rise. I see encouraging parallels."
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Marv Levy Source: SportingNews.com

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