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anoint (someone/oneself) with

To touch someone or oneself with a liquid (such as oil or water). The phrase often retains its religious connotations. They will anoint my baby with chrism during her baptism today. To alleviate the inflammation in my leg, I have to anoint myself with this special cream every day.
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anoint someone with something

to pour or rub oil on a person's head as an honor or blessing; to put a liquid onto oneself. (Mostly in biblical references.) They anointed the king with oil and praised him greatly. He anointed himself with a menthol rub that was meant to help his cold symptoms.
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At Adichunchanagiri, the happy occasion of the Mahakumbhabhisheka Mahotsava (Great Pot Anointment Festival) started on February 16, 2008, with the necessary rituals carried out by a large gathering of brahman priests of all ages.
After all, central to his anointment was his ability to convince people that he does in fact empathize with the average American; that he's as likely to lunch at a Northeast McDonald's as at the West Wing Mess.
Vicars George Kuza, Emmanuel Wanje, and Tom Dawa, who moved to court to block Mwaro's anointment, were conspicuously absent.
No amount of heartfelt eulogy, gun salutes, holy anointment and elaborate procession and rituals can transmogrify the dark pages of history during martial law,' it added.
Being a proud redhead to the last, the missus, in turn, tucked into the spiced ginger parkin which, with its rich caramel sauce, clotted cream and anointment of sugar-rush honeycomb (PS5.
Roxas tendered his resignation after his anointment as LP's standard bearer last month.
Joey Salceda confirmed that Roxas got the anointment of the President, adding that the formal announcement would be done at 9 a.
induction into the party and her anointment as the chief ministerial candidate was due to negative feedback about Delhi BJP.
The Centre had on Wednesday said that the Mughalera mosque Jama Masjid is a Wakf property and it has to decide how the rule of primogeniture applies on anointment of new Shahi Imam, which has come under challenge.
The imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, has created a buzz by inviting Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ignoring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his son's anointment as the next imam of the historic mosque.
New Delhi, May 27 ( ANI ): Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today paid a visit to Jama Masjid in New Delhi after witnessing Narendra Modi's anointment as India's 15th Prime Minister yesterday.
Sushma Swaraj who had opposed the idea of Modi's anointment, chose to attend the meeting.
DAVE WHELAN has given the green light to a raid on Wigan talent by Roberto Martinez - even before his anointment as Everton boss.
The third take on his observation is that Dr Singh is set to become the President of India next year to make way for Rahul Gandhi's anointment as the Prime Minister.
Abdulsalam said the attack targeted the faithful who were preparing to mark Al-Ghadeer, the day on which Shias commemorate the anointment of Ali, one of the key figures of their faith, as successor to the Prophet Mohammed.