Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: anoint

Definition: consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)


Sentences Containing 'anoint'

And another story proposes the theory that the myrrh given to them at Jesus' birth was used to anoint Jesus' body after his crucifixion.
Can it be, though, that they anoint it with a view of making its interior run well, as they anoint machinery?
Its accompanying golden spoon, which is certainly of the 13th century, is used to anoint the Sovereign on several parts of the body.
Just after sunrise on the day after the Sabbath a number of women (Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James) come to anoint Jesus' body.
Just after sunrise on the day after the Sabbath three women, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, come to anoint Jesus' body, wondering how they can roll the rock away from the tomb; but they find the rock already rolled aside and a young man in white inside; he tells them that Jesus is risen, and that they should tell Peter and the disciples that he will meet them in Galilee, "just as he told you".
One of them holds a jar of ointment with which to anoint the body of Jesus.
Ruth was also being challenged for his slugger's crown by teammate Lou Gehrig, who nudged ahead of Ruth's total in midseason, prompting the New York World-Telegram to anoint Gehrig the favorite.

More Vocab Words

::: provisional - tentative; temporary
::: laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
::: inestimable - impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth
::: mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
::: levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
::: accost - approach and speak first to a person
::: gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
::: insurrection - rebellion; uprising
::: chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
::: confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident