Bill Mounce

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to anoint (physically, with oil; spiritually, with the Holy Spirit), to assign a person to a special task, implying a giving of power by God to accomplish the task
to anoint;

, in NT to anoint, by way of instituting to a dignity, function, or privilege, Lk. 4:18; Acts 4:27; 10:38; 2 Cor. 1:21; Heb. 1:9*

Greek-English Concordance for χρίω

Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed (echrisen | ἔχρισεν | aor act ind 3 sg) me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send the oppressed away in liberty,
Acts 4:27 For truly there were gathered together in this city against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed (echrisas | ἔχρισας | aor act ind 2 sg), both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
Acts 10:38 Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed (echrisen | ἔχρισεν | aor act ind 3 sg) him with the Holy Spirit and with power; who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with him.
2 Corinthians 1:21 Now God is the one who strengthens us, together with you, in Christ, and has anointed (chrisas | χρίσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) us,
Hebrews 1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, your God, has (echrisen | ἔχρισεν | aor act ind 3 sg) anointed (echrisen | ἔχρισεν | aor act ind 3 sg) you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”