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en·join

 (ĕn-join′)
tr.v. en·joined, en·join·ing, en·joins
1.
a. To direct (a person) to do something; order or urge: The doctor enjoined the patient to walk daily.
b. To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
2. To prohibit or forbid: The judge enjoined the merger of the firms. The court enjoined the company from merging with its competitor.

[Middle English enjoinen, from Old French enjoindre, from Latin iniungere : in-, causative pref.; see en-1 + iungere, to join; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

en·join′er n.
en·join′ment n.

enjoin

(ɪnˈdʒɔɪn)
vb (tr)
1. to order (someone) to do (something); urge strongly; command
2. to impose or prescribe (a condition, mode of behaviour, etc)
3. (Law) law to require (a person) to do or refrain from doing (some act), esp by issuing an injunction
[C13: from Old French enjoindre, from Latin injungere to fasten to, from in-2 + jungere to join]
enˈjoiner n
enˈjoinment n

en•join

(ɛnˈdʒɔɪn)

v.t.
1. to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis.
2. to direct or order to do something; charge; bid.
3. to prohibit or restrain by or as if by a legal injunction; proscribe; ban.
[1175–1225; Middle English enjoi(g)nen < Old French enjoindre < Latin injungere to join]
en•join′er, n.
en•join′ment, n.

enjoin


Past participle: enjoined
Gerund: enjoining

Imperative
enjoin
enjoin
Present
I enjoin
you enjoin
he/she/it enjoins
we enjoin
you enjoin
they enjoin
Preterite
I enjoined
you enjoined
he/she/it enjoined
we enjoined
you enjoined
they enjoined
Present Continuous
I am enjoining
you are enjoining
he/she/it is enjoining
we are enjoining
you are enjoining
they are enjoining
Present Perfect
I have enjoined
you have enjoined
he/she/it has enjoined
we have enjoined
you have enjoined
they have enjoined
Past Continuous
I was enjoining
you were enjoining
he/she/it was enjoining
we were enjoining
you were enjoining
they were enjoining
Past Perfect
I had enjoined
you had enjoined
he/she/it had enjoined
we had enjoined
you had enjoined
they had enjoined
Future
I will enjoin
you will enjoin
he/she/it will enjoin
we will enjoin
you will enjoin
they will enjoin
Future Perfect
I will have enjoined
you will have enjoined
he/she/it will have enjoined
we will have enjoined
you will have enjoined
they will have enjoined
Future Continuous
I will be enjoining
you will be enjoining
he/she/it will be enjoining
we will be enjoining
you will be enjoining
they will be enjoining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enjoining
you have been enjoining
he/she/it has been enjoining
we have been enjoining
you have been enjoining
they have been enjoining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enjoining
you will have been enjoining
he/she/it will have been enjoining
we will have been enjoining
you will have been enjoining
they will have been enjoining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enjoining
you had been enjoining
he/she/it had been enjoining
we had been enjoining
you had been enjoining
they had been enjoining
Conditional
I would enjoin
you would enjoin
he/she/it would enjoin
we would enjoin
you would enjoin
they would enjoin
Past Conditional
I would have enjoined
you would have enjoined
he/she/it would have enjoined
we would have enjoined
you would have enjoined
they would have enjoined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enjoin - issue an injunction
nix, prohibit, proscribe, disallow, forbid, interdict, veto - command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
2.enjoin - give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
direct - command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
instruct - give instructions or directions for some task; "She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"
command, require - make someone do something
request - ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"
send for, call - order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
warn - ask to go away; "The old man warned the children off his property"

enjoin

verb
1. order, charge, warn, urge, require, direct, bid, command, advise, counsel, prescribe, instruct, call upon She enjoined me strictly not to tell anyone else.
2. (Law) prohibit, bar, ban, forbid, restrain, preclude, disallow, proscribe, interdict, place an injunction on the government's attempt to enjoin the publication of the book

enjoin

verb
1. To give orders to:
Translations

enjoin

[ɪnˈdʒɔɪn] VT (frm) [+ obedience, silence, discretion] → imponer, exigir
to enjoin sth on sbimponer algo a algn
to enjoin sb to sth/to do sthexigir a algn algo/hacer algo
to enjoin sb from doing sth (US) → prohibir a algn hacer algo

enjoin

[ɪnˈdʒɔɪn] vt
(= urge) [+ obedience, tolerance] → enjoindre
to enjoin sb to do sth → enjoindre à qn de faire qch
(US) (= forbid) [judge] → interdire
to enjoin sb from doing sth → interdire à qn de faire qch

enjoin

vt (form) to enjoin somebody to silence/caution, to enjoin silence/caution on somebodyjdn eindringlich zur Ruhe/zur Vorsicht mahnen; to enjoin on somebody the need for somethingjdm die Notwendigkeit einer Sache eindringlich vor Augen stellen; to enjoin somebody to do something/from doing somethingjdn eindringlich mahnen, etw zu tun/etw nicht zu tun

enjoin

[ɪnˈdʒɔɪn] vt (frm) (obedience, silence, discretion) to enjoin (on)imporre (a)
to enjoin sb to do sth → ingiungere a qn di fare qc
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One thing, thou that wast my wife, l would enjoin upon thee," continued the scholar.
Dick utter on the subject; but he made a very telegraph of himself for the next half-hour (to the great disturbance of my aunt's mind), to enjoin inviolable secrecy on me.
Let me use my authority as a leech,'' answered Rebecca, ``and enjoin you to keep silence, and avoid agitating reflections, whilst I apprize you of what you desire to know.
Almost instantly a female head was put out at the window, with two fingers placed upon her mouth, either to enjoin silence or to send him a kiss.
As regards the generality of mankind it is; but not for you, my dear viscount, who are one of my most intimate friends, and on whose silence I feel I may rely, if I consider it necessary to enjoin it -- may I not do so?
We, therefore, order and strictly enjoin, by these presents, all of the inhabitants, as well of the above-named district as of all the other Districts, both old men and young men, as well as all the lads of ten years of age, to attend at the Church at Grand Pre, on Friday, the fifth instant, at three of the clock in the afternoon, that we may impart to them what we are ordered to communicate to them; declaring that no excuse will be admitted on any pretence whatever, on pain of forfeiting goods and chattels, in default of real estate.
And on that account doth the noble one enjoin upon himself not to abash: bashfulness doth he enjoin on himself in presence of all sufferers.
And now, children, bless you, you are now members of the clan of Abalone Eaters, and I solemnly enjoin you, never, no matter what the circumstances, pound abalone meat without chanting the sacred words I have revealed unto you.