Definition of anoint verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

anoint

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈnɔɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɔɪnt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they anoint
BrE BrE//əˈnɔɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɔɪnt//
 
he / she / it anoints
BrE BrE//əˈnɔɪnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɔɪnts//
 
past simple anointed
BrE BrE//əˈnɔɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɔɪntɪd//
 
past participle anointed
BrE BrE//əˈnɔɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɔɪntɪd//
 
-ing form anointing
BrE BrE//əˈnɔɪntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɔɪntɪŋ//
 
 
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anoint somebody/something (with something) to put oil or water on somebody’s head as part of a religious ceremony The priest anointed her with oil. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French enoint ‘anointed’, past participle of enoindre, from Latin inungere, from in- ‘upon’ + ungere ‘anoint, smear with oil’.
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