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1. anoint

verb. ['əˈnɔɪnt'] administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing.

Synonyms

  • inunct
  • anele
  • oil
  • embrocate

Antonyms

  • desecrate
  • uncover
  • inferior
  • pack

Etymology

  • enoint (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Anoint

  • exclamation-point
  • disappoint
  • datapoint
  • reappoint
  • pierpoint
  • disjoint
  • lapointe
  • lapoint
  • appoint
  • pointe
  • point
  • .point
  • joynt
  • joint

Sentences with anoint


1. Noun, singular or mass
The word "anoint" comes from the Latin "inungere," meaning "to smear on."

2. Verb, base form
Olive oil was used to anoint kings as well.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Using holy water or water that has been blessed anoint the child’s head with it.

Quotes about anoint


1. Only my books anoint me, and a few friends, those who reach into my veins.
- Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems

2. anoint

verb. ['əˈnɔɪnt'] choose by or as if by divine intervention.

Synonyms

  • select
  • take
  • choose

Antonyms

  • burden
  • saddle
  • charge
  • lodge

Etymology

  • enoint (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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