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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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Prophets were anointed with olive oil, and they in turn anointed kings.
Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment.
The fifteen verbs were: anoint, chafe, chivvy, ensconce, gyrate, haemorrhage, hobnob, implore, jolt, josh, moonlight, subpoena, tailgate, trounce and yonk.
Moved by the grieving mother's suffering, Huma Rojo anoints Manuela as her personal assistant, and it is not long before she has taken over the role of Stella.
Cynically speaking, the dance world always subliminally demands and then apparently anoints a current "hottest young choreographer." Sometimes this title seems to be bestowed by a consensus of lemmings; at the moment its two chief contenders are Stanton Welch of The Australian Ballet and Christopher Wheeldon of New York City Ballet (via Britain's Royal Ballet).
For in the name of Christ is implied, he that anoints, he that is anointed, and the unction itself with which he is anointed.
My body, mortised to join with yours, tongue and groove, anoints me genius of the place; you priest.
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To the reader with eyes to see, this woman is a Samuel-like character, who anoints the Messiah before his coronation on the cross.
Instead of "leads to," better to say "anoints for" ministry.
In that story, a woman bathes Jesus' feet with her tears, anoints them with ointment from her alabaster jar, and dries them with her hair.
African tradition meets postmodern artist with a bang as Wilson, dressed in black lace, anoints his congregants under pulsing strobe lights and pumped-up music, heavy on the bass.
In Matthew, John and Mark, a female disciple anoints Jesus' head with oil before his passion, just as the people of Judah anointed King David.
In John 12:1-8 Jesus is moving ever closer to the cross: six days before the Passover, and Mary anoints his feet as if Jesus were already dead.