Meaning of anoint

a•noint

Pronunciation: (u-noint'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to rub or sprinkle on; apply an unguent, ointment, or oily liquid to.
  2. to smear with any liquid.
  3. to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil: He anointed the new high priest.
  4. to dedicate to the service of God.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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