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English verb: anoint

1. anoint (cognition) choose by or as if by divine intervention

SamplesShe was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

2. anoint (body) administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

Synonymsanele, embrocate, inunct, oil

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)bless

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