Synonyms for anoint

Synonyms for (verb) anoint

Synonyms: oil, inunct, anele, anoint, embrocate

Definition: administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

Similar words: bless

Definition: give a benediction to

Usage: The dying man blessed his son

Synonyms: anoint

Definition: choose by or as if by divine intervention

Usage: She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

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