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Meaning of ADJURE

Pronunciation:  u'jûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  command solemnly
  2. [v]  ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

ADJURE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: beseech, bid, conjure, entreat, press
 See Also: burden, charge, plead, saddle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*jure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adjured}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Adjuring}]. [L. adjurare, adjurdium, to swear to; later,
to adjure: cf. F. adjurer. See {Jury}.]
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.

      Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the
      man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this
      city Jericho.                            --Josh. vi.

      The high priest . . . said . . . I adjure thee by the
      living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the
      Christ.                                  --Matt. xxvi.

      The commissioners adjured them not to let pass so
      favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties.

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