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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
References in classic literature ?
It enjoins him to be careful, and cut his work into as thin slices as possible, inasmuch as by so doing the business of boiling out the oil is much accelerated, and its quantity considerably increased, besides perhaps improving it in quality.
I therefore consider that, in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken; and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.
You would deal with them more harshly and cruelly than their owner himself," said Vivaldo, "for it is neither right nor proper to do the will of one who enjoins what is wholly unreasonable; it would not have been reasonable in Augustus Caesar had he permitted the directions left by the divine Mantuan in his will to be carried into effect.
He puts it to his ears, and it whispers information; he puts it to his lips, and it enjoins him to secrecy; he rubs it over his nose, and it sharpens his scent; he shakes it before a guilty man, and it charms him to his destruction.
Yes, but their order, as long as it is not revoked, enjoins them to stop before the prison.