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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 Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

Adjure also means to solemnly implore (ip/ciffc, horHzo) as when the ...

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.

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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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