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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
anoint (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to smear or rub with oil or an oily substance
2.
a) to apply oil to as a sacred rite especially for consecration
b) to choose by or as if by divine election , also to designate as if by a ritual anointment - critics anointed the author as the bright new talent
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
anoint (verb)
to rub an oily or sticky substance over
SYNONIMS:
anoint, bedaub, besmear, daub
RELATED WORDS:
coat, paint, plaster; grease, oil; gum, lard, pitch, tar; befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, dirty, foul, gaum [], grime, mire, muck, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully
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