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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb adjure:

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Definition of the verb adjure

What does adjure mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adjured | adjuring | adjures

  1. ask for or request earnestly
  2. command solemnly
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: burden / charge / saddle = impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

Alternative definition of the verb adjure

verb

  1. To issue a formal command, especially in a legal context.
  2. To earnestly appeal or advise.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for adjure

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Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2015)

by Orr, James

Adjure also means to solemnly implore (ορκι ́ζω ...

Google previewWords that Make a Difference and how to Use Them in a Masterly Way (2000)

by Robert Greenman

Adjure means to command ...

Google previewA Pun My Word (1991)

A Humorously Enlightened Path to English Usage by Robert Oliver Shipman

Adjure means to charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a curse; to warn or admonish solemnly; to beg, entreat, or request earnestly. EXAMPLES: Have you ever noticed how some spouses are ...

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Adjure, adjure' not a.jure'. To bind by oath.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

< adjurare : see adjure.] 1. The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a curse; hence, an earnest appeal or question. To the adjuration, of the high-priest, “Art thou the Christ, the son of the blessed ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

also conjure, adjure, exorcise, ( com-, together, + jurare, swear: see jurat, jury, and cf. adjure, perjure.] ...

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Adjure Meaning

Video shows what adjure means. To issue a formal command, especially in a legal context.. To earnestly appeal or advise.. Adjure Meaning. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of A1D2J8U1R1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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