adjure


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ad·jure

 (ə-jo͝or′)
tr.v. ad·jured, ad·jur·ing, ad·jures
1. To command or enjoin solemnly, as under oath: "adjuring her in the name of God to declare the truth" (Increase Mather).
2. To appeal to or entreat earnestly.

[Middle English adjuren, from Latin adiūrāre, to swear to : ad-, ad- + iūrāre, to swear; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.]

ad·jur′er, ad·ju′ror n.

adjure

(əˈdʒʊə)
vb (tr)
1. to command, often by exacting an oath; charge
2. to appeal earnestly to
[C14: from Latin adjūrāre to swear to, from ad- to + jūrāre to swear, from jūs oath]
adjuration n
adˈjuratory adj
adˈjurer, adˈjuror n

ad•jure

(əˈdʒʊər)

v.t. -jured, -jur•ing.
1. to charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a penalty.
2. to entreat or request earnestly or solemnly.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin adjūrāre. See ad-, jury1]
ad•ju•ra•tion (ˌædʒ ʊˈreɪ ʃən) n.
ad•jur′a•to`ry (-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
ad•jur′er, ad•ju′ror, n.

adjure


Past participle: adjured
Gerund: adjuring

Imperative
adjure
adjure
Present
I adjure
you adjure
he/she/it adjures
we adjure
you adjure
they adjure
Preterite
I adjured
you adjured
he/she/it adjured
we adjured
you adjured
they adjured
Present Continuous
I am adjuring
you are adjuring
he/she/it is adjuring
we are adjuring
you are adjuring
they are adjuring
Present Perfect
I have adjured
you have adjured
he/she/it has adjured
we have adjured
you have adjured
they have adjured
Past Continuous
I was adjuring
you were adjuring
he/she/it was adjuring
we were adjuring
you were adjuring
they were adjuring
Past Perfect
I had adjured
you had adjured
he/she/it had adjured
we had adjured
you had adjured
they had adjured
Future
I will adjure
you will adjure
he/she/it will adjure
we will adjure
you will adjure
they will adjure
Future Perfect
I will have adjured
you will have adjured
he/she/it will have adjured
we will have adjured
you will have adjured
they will have adjured
Future Continuous
I will be adjuring
you will be adjuring
he/she/it will be adjuring
we will be adjuring
you will be adjuring
they will be adjuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adjuring
you have been adjuring
he/she/it has been adjuring
we have been adjuring
you have been adjuring
they have been adjuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adjuring
you will have been adjuring
he/she/it will have been adjuring
we will have been adjuring
you will have been adjuring
they will have been adjuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adjuring
you had been adjuring
he/she/it had been adjuring
we had been adjuring
you had been adjuring
they had been adjuring
Conditional
I would adjure
you would adjure
he/she/it would adjure
we would adjure
you would adjure
they would adjure
Past Conditional
I would have adjured
you would have adjured
he/she/it would have adjured
we would have adjured
you would have adjured
they would have adjured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.adjure - ask for or request earnestlyadjure - ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
plead - appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"
2.adjure - command solemnlyadjure - command solemnly      
burden, saddle, charge - impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
Translations

adjure

[əˈdʒʊəʳ] VT (frm) to adjure sb to do sth (= order) → ordenar solemnemente a algn que haga algo; (= implore) → suplicar or implorar a algn que haga algo

adjure

vt (liter)beschwören
References in classic literature ?
Let us adjure him, in the name of the God before whom he must perhaps appear, to speak the truth.
Comrade," said he, "I adjure you, as a Christian and a soldier, to tell me where we are going.
I have been calumniated," continued Fouquet, warmly, "and I feel called upon to adjure the justice of the king to make inquiries.
But I only the more earnestly adjure all those whose eyes may rest on these pages, to pause and reflect upon the difference between this town and those great haunts of desperate misery: to call to mind, if they can in the midst of party strife and squabble, the efforts that must be made to purge them of their suffering and danger: and last, and foremost, to remember how the precious Time is rushing by.
If I have ever, since that fatal night, omitted to pray for your repentance before death--if I omitted, even then, anything which might tend to urge it on you when the horror of your crime was fresh--if, in our later meeting, I yielded to the dread that was upon me, and forgot to fall upon my knees and solemnly adjure you, in the name of him you sent to his account with Heaven, to prepare for the retribution which must come, and which is stealing on you now--I humbly before you, and in the agony of supplication in which you see me, beseech that you will let me make atonement.
Though the President has ample war powers to confront IS, Congress should follow the President's adjure (13) and enact a third AUMF to address any lingering concerns and ensure there is no legal doubt that our military has maximum flexibility to eliminate IS.
Ahab then upbraids Micaiah, saying: 'How many times must I adjure you to tell me nothing but the truth in the name of Y-H-V-H?
Though we may be drawn to the vivid, compelling nature of the first mode of comprehension, we must not adjure the necessity of the second, more patient form of knowing.
The truth is a prayer once saw you inside me; how dare your absence now adjure that fastening?
After this disheartening opening stating that the church is not wanted or needed anywhere, the Rock enters to adjure the Chorus that the act of building is one of faith: "I say: take no thought of the harvest, / But only of proper sowing" (9).
I would adjure the workers therein to think more than twice before they follow the dictates of their shop stewards and sever the main artery by coming out on strike.
Aquinas was shaken at first by the apparition, but summoning up his courage, he said to Romanus: "If it be pleasing to God, I adjure you by God to answer my questions.