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Word of the Day – Anoint

By July 6, 2024Word of the Day

Anoint (verb)


to rub or sprinkle on; apply an unguent, ointment, or oily liquid to./to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil/ to select for an honor, a particular role or office, etc.

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English anoynten, derivative of anoynt, enoynt (past participle), from Old French enoint, from Latin inūnctus “anointed”

Example sentences

“He was to be anointed into the new role with immediate effect.”

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