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To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance
“God told the prophet Samuel to go to Jesse's home to anoint the next king of Israel.”
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Smear or rub with oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony
“When Mary Magdalene went to Jesus's tomb to anoint the body, she was shocked to find it empty.”
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To inaugurate into an office or an organization, especially ceremonially
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To apply a substance or material to a surface
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To sanctify or make holy
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To preserve (a corpse) from decay, originally with spices and now usually by arterial injection of a preservative
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To apply perfume to
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