verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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In 2015, Aetna’s Bertolini anointed her as his successor following a two-person race with an internal candidate.Meet the new highest-ranking female CEO in the Fortune 500|Shawn Tully|November 7, 2020|Fortune
This past summer, Colleen LaRose, known by her self-anointed handle ‘Jihad Jane’, was sentenced to ten years in prison.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists|Scott Beauchamp|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It won him over, and in 1981, he succeeded Stanley, and rebranded it “ATLAH,” which stands for "All the Land Anointed Holy."
The Prophet Elisha, who allegedly built the synagogue, was said to have anointed King Hazael on its steps, now gone.Exclusive Photos: Syria’s Oldest Synagogue, Destroyed by Assad|Josh Rogin|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now she is being touted as the anointed successor in his political empire, too.Could Silvio Berlusconi’s Daughter Take Over Italy, Too?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For this raid, Mavrokordato anointed him, rather ridiculously, Archistrategos or commander-in-chief of Western Greece.Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy|Michael Weiss|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And I washed thee with water, and cleansed away thy blood from thee: and I anointed thee with oil.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Welty had been taken in the night before, his bruises had been anointed, and he had been provisioned for the journey.
Bring forward, O strongly-anointed priests, your libations to the strong host of the Maruts, the strongly advancing.Sacred Books of the East|Various
But that night God anointed me for street preaching and for work in slums, dives and saloons.
And shouts of praise went up to God all over that ground, for He especially anointed me to sing that hymn.