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anoint

verb [T] (IN A CEREMONY)    /əˈnɔɪnt/
to make someone holy in a religious ceremony by putting holy water or oil on themReligious ceremonies and prayersReligious practices to make someone king or queen, especially as part of a religious ceremony: [+ obj + noun ] In 751 Pepin was anointed king.Religious ceremonies and prayersReligious practices anointed     /əˈnɔɪn.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ adjective formal He's generally believed to be the anointed heir/successor to (= the one who will be chosen for) the presidency.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs anointment     /-mənt/ noun [U] Religious ceremonies and prayersReligious practices
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