Definition of 'anoint'
Example sentences containing 'anoint'
She was already anointed with sacred oil.Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
She is the anointed successor to a superstar.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005) THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)
Fear not, for teen pop has already anointed their successor.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But having effectively anointed him his successor, he could do little but play for time.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
A managerial press conference is the most vivid experience in deference that anyone not actually anointed king could experience.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
When the crops fail, as they inevitably do, the temporary king is sacrificed so a new king can be anointed.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'anoint'
View usage over:
Definition of anoint from the Collins English Dictionary
Protect yourself from online fraud
What to look out for to stay one step ahead of scammers
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.