how to pronounce anoint


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anoint is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of anoint


  1. To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.
  2. To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.
  3. To mark somebody as an official ruler, especially a king or queen, as a part of a religious ceremony.
  4. To choose or nominate somebody for a leading or otherwise important position, especially formally or officially, or as an intended successor.

anoint frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word anoint occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics anoint can be related to

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1) people, society, and culture;

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