(v. t.) To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.
(v. t.) To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.
(p. p.) Anointed.
(1) The anointed heir, Xi Jinping , commanded less attention than former general secretary Jiang Zemin, seated next to current leader Hu Jintao.
(2) An hour later, Corbyn, looking cheerful and well-rested, makes his way with difficulty by bicycle through the crowds in the Mall to the palace, where he is to be anointed.
(3) After all, every veto holder had attacked another country in defiance of the charter, but no one had ever disputed the alleged Westphalian right of each anointed thug to mistreat his "own" people.
(4) And he expounded his new vision – a United States of Africa, with Sirte as its capital, and himself as its self-anointed king of kings.
(5) And having got in, many of the newly anointed global leaders don't seem willing to widen the net further.
(6) It likes to back a winner and, remarkably, it always manages to secure a level of payback from whichever party it chooses to anoint that goes way beyond its value to them.
(7) Did it originate with the pet peeve of a self-anointed maven?
(8) Bill Kristol thinks Walker’s showing “ basic talent, hard work and real improvement .” And Bill Kristol has only run Dan Quayle’s office, anointed Sarah Palin and been wrong about every single step of the Middle East at every point of the timeline like a Shrödinger’s Cat exercise in being a moron.
(9) The apparently successful launch will have bolstered the credentials of North Korea's 29-year-old leader, Kim Jong-un, who was anointed last year after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il.
(10) Carwyn Jones will remain first minister but his anointment threatened to be overshadowed by a sexism row after Ukip’s leader at the assembly, the former Tory MP Neil Hamilton , branded two senior female assembly members “political concubines” and called Plaid a “cheap date”.
(11) The financial turmoil at St George’s University hospital, London – just one month after it was anointed with foundation status – is troubling evidence that the NHS’s financial systems are not good enough.
(12) Last week, Leahy announced he was planning to retire in March after 14 years in charge and the current head of the international business Philip Clarke was anointed chief executive designate.
(13) In Greece Papademos was sworn in, anointed by the Archbishop of Athens.
(14) Nor was there any " symbolic anointing " of him in anyone's mind other than his own.)
(15) Democrats in Iowa have reservations about Clinton , and are hostile to the idea that their role is simply to anoint the candidate-in-waiting whom they rejected eight years ago.
(16) It is clear that ingestion of anointing oil is dangerous; even topically, significant absorption of naphthalene may occur especially in infants, as it is oil-based.
(17) Britain’s fastest-growing city is not, strictly speaking, an official city, mysteriously overlooked by government officials who anoint less significant places, but its residents have always called it one.
(18) Dozens of Tea Party supporters appeared outside the inn, anointing this rural spot, 20 miles from the nearest town, Asheville, as a symbolic battleground.
(19) There is a certain duty that comes with being the anointed purveyor of truth.
(20) Poulter was recently anointed one of Hollywood’s impressive youth, included in Vanity Fair’s “next wave” issue in June, and won Bafta’s rising star award in February.
(interj.) Stand off, or begone.
(v. t.) To drive or scare off by some exclamation.