Anoint
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Anoint [uh-noint]

VERB

VERB

  • Nominate or choose (someone) as successor to or leading candidate for a position.

  • To smear or rub with oil or an oily substance.

Example

"He was anointed as the Principal Scientific Advisor."

"The priest anointed Rajendra with oil and declared him the new successor of the empire."

Synonyms

Bestow, Affix, Join, Offer, Smear

Antonyms

Censure, Condemn, Chastise, Castigate

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