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Definition of anoint verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



anoint somebody/something (with something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they anoint
he / she / it anoints
past simple anointed
-ing form anointing
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to put oil or water on someone's head as part of a religious ceremony The priest anointed her with oil.
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