anoint


anoint
Synonyms and related words:
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

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  • Anoint — A*noint ([.a]*noint ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anointing}.] [OF. enoint, p. p. of enoindre, fr. L. inungere; in + ungere, unguere, to smear, anoint. See {Ointment}, {Unguent}.] 1. To smear or rub over with oil or an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anoint — anoint; anoint·ment; dis·anoint; …   English syllables

  • anoint — (v.) c.1300 (implied in anointing), from O.Fr. enoint smeared on, pp. of enoindre smear on, from L. inunguere to anoint, from in on + unguere to smear (see UNGUENT (Cf. unguent)). Originally in reference to grease or oil smeared on for medicinal… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Anoint — A*noint , p. p. Anointed. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anoint — index drug Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • anoint — *oil, cream, grease, lubricate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • anoint — [v] bless, usually with oil or water bless, consecrate, daub, embrocate, grease, hallow, rub, sanctify, smear; concept 367 …   New thesaurus

  • anoint — ► VERB 1) smear or rub with oil, especially as part of a religious ceremony. 2) ceremonially confer office on (a priest or monarch) by anointing them. ORIGIN Old French enoindre, from Latin inungere …   English terms dictionary

  • anoint — [ə noint′] vt. [ME anointen < OFr enoindre < L inunguere < in , on + unguere, to smear: see UNGUENT] 1. to rub oil or ointment on 2. to put oil on in a ceremony of consecration anointer n. anointment n …   English World dictionary

  • Anoint —    The practice of anointing with perfumed oil was common among the Hebrews.    1) The act of anointing was significant of consecration to a holy or sacred use; hence the anointing of the high priest (Ex. 29:29; Lev. 4:3) and of the sacred… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • anoint — UK [əˈnɔɪnt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms anoint : present tense I/you/we/they anoint he/she/it anoints present participle anointing past tense anointed past participle anointed 1) to put oil on a part of someone s body in a religious… …   English dictionary