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Synonyms for anoint

choose by or as if by divine intervention

administer an oil or ointment to

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In the UK you can only become a king or queen through birth or by marriage, unlike in Cameroon, where you can be anointed by way of a "sacred" ceremony.
She added: "To be anointed is something I was told is extremely rare.
In the baptismal rite the oil is used with the words "as Christ was anointed priest, prophet, and king, so may you live always as a member of his Body, sharing everlasting life.
Our Lady of Good Hope provides ministers of care and ministers of the Eucharist to come to the anointed at Communion, rather than ask them to come forward.
Since the time of Gregory the Great, Western church tradition has conflated the four anointing stories, typically resulting in a narrative in which Jesus is anointed immediately before his death by Mary Magdalene, who is depicted as a prostitute.
His diagnosis can be aptly summarized by his felicitous phrase "the vision of the anointed," the title of one of his previous books.
It is his desire for each reader to commit themselves to an unreserved pursuit of God, His Son Jesus, anointed power of the Holy Spirit.
Committed Christian Michael Watson ended his attack on wife Patricia only when she desperately appealed to his deep religious beliefs and gasped: "I'm anointed by God, you know that, Michael.
In the Sacrament of the sick, parts of our body are anointed with oil.
After all, he was personally anointed by VW's uber-leader, Ferdinand Piech, who controls VW's Supervisory Board and also happens to be the automaker's largest shareholder thanks to his pedigree as the scion of the Porsche family, which now controls 21.
We loved him with kisses and anointed him with our tears,'' she said of his final moments.
The only anointed head of the Church of England is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Once you identify someone as heir apparent, it puts undue pressure on the anointed one and discourages those who haven't been anointed," says Robert MacDonald, chairman and former CEO of Allianz Life Insurance of North America in Minneapolis.
If you are concentrating hard you eventually come to the conclusion that the bewildering negatives in this passage are to do with establishing the impartiality of the 'quiet but kindly determined' Sorensen when, as you learn in a later passage, he anointed Andersson as his successor at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
More than a decade ago, Chalabi was anointed by Washington to be head of the Iraqi National Congress (INC), that nation's government-in-exile.