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Verb
To rub an oily or sticky substance over
“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 make holy through prayers or ritual
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To put into an office or welcome into an organization with special ceremonies
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To smear upon
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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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To put a layer of (something) on a surface
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To make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
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