Definition of Adjure

1. Verb. Ask for or request earnestly. "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

Exact synonyms: Beseech, Bid, Conjure, Entreat, Press
Generic synonyms: Plead
Derivative terms: Adjuration, Adjuratory, Bid, Biddable, Bidding



2. Verb. Command solemnly.
Generic synonyms: Burden, Charge, Saddle
Derivative terms: Adjuration, Adjuratory

Definition of Adjure

1. v. t. To charge, bind, or command, solemnly, as if under oath, or under the penalty of a curse; to appeal to in the most solemn or impressive manner; to entreat earnestly.

Definition of Adjure

1. Verb. To issue a formal command, especially in a legal context. ¹

2. Verb. To earnestly appeal or advise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adjure

1. to command solemnly [v -JURED, -JURING, -JURES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adjure

adjument
adjuments
adjunct
adjunction
adjunctions
adjunctive
adjunctively
adjunctiveness
adjunctives
adjunctivity
adjunctly
adjuncts
adjuration
adjurations
adjuratory
adjure (current term)
adjured
adjurer
adjurers
adjures
adjuring
adjuror
adjurors
adjust
adjustabilities
adjustability
adjustable
adjustable articulator
adjustable spanner
adjustable spanners

Literary usage of Adjure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"swear with him by; to adjure one by any inducement is to adjure him with that in view. ... adjure ..."

2. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Matthew Paris, Roger (1849)
"... that hast been created after God's likeness, I adjure thee by the Almighty God, not to leave this body without my knowledge." The old man thereupon died ..."

3. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Roger, Matthew Paris (1849)
"... that hast been created after God's likeness, I adjure thee by the Almighty God, not to leave this body without my knowledge.” The old man thereupon died ..."

4. The Orthoëpist: A Pronouncing Manual Containing about Three Thousand Five by Alfred Ayres, Thomas Embley Osmun (1881)
"... to solemnly enjoin, to adjure. con'jure, to influence by magic. Bears such an emphasis ? whose phrase of sorrow Conjures the wand'ring stars, ..."

5. A Commentary, Critical, Expository and Practical, on the Gospels of Matthew by John Jason Owen (1857)
"I adjure thee by Jesus immediately on his landing from the ship (see v. ... adjure thee by God, not to be taken in the usual sense, I charge thee on oath, ..."

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