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English definition of “anoint”

anoint

verb [T] (FOR A JOB)    /əˈnɔɪnt/ formal
to choose someone to do a particular job, usually by a person in authority: [+ as + noun] It remains to be seen whom the chairman will anoint as his successor.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs 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
(Definition of anoint verb (FOR A JOB) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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