Anoint – 1. smear or rub with holy water or oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony 2. to officially or formally choose someone (to do something)
An ointment (anoint) was smeared on him as part of a religious ceremony. The person who put the ointment on was pushed forward to carry it out. His friends had chosen him.
Examples of anoint in a sentence (1.smear or rub with holy water or oil)
They would anoint the dead with holy oil to ward off evil spirits.
The water needed to be blessed before they could anoint new members with it.
They would anoint the sick then pray for their ailments to be cured.
Examples of anoint in a sentence (2. to officially or formally choose someone (to do something))
They planned to over throw the monarchy and anoint their pawn as the new king.
They were going to anoint him as Archbishop before the scandal.
Being anointed as a human sacrifice was hardly the honour it was made out to be.