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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.


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



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.


Past participle: adjured
Gerund: adjuring

I adjure
you adjure
he/she/it adjures
we adjure
you adjure
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I adjured
you adjured
he/she/it adjured
we adjured
you adjured
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"


[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


vt (liter)beschwören
References in classic literature ?
Accordingly, after a vast amount of moaning and crying upstairs, and much damping of foreheads, and vinegaring of temples, and hartshorning of noses, and so forth; and after most pathetic adjurations from Miggs, assisted by warm brandy-and-water not over-weak, and divers other cordials, also of a stimulating quality, administered at first in teaspoonfuls and afterwards in increasing doses, and of which Miss Miggs herself partook as a preventive measure (for fainting is infectious); after all these remedies, and many more too numerous to mention, but not to take, had been applied; and many verbal consolations, moral, religious, and miscellaneous, had been super-added thereto; the locksmith humbled himself, and the end was gained.
With this hurried adjuration, he cocked his blunderbuss, and stood on the offensive.
Pumblechook, in the way of a compassionate adjuration.
Jarndyce had not been neglectful of the adjuration.
This unique adjuration came from the lips of a queer little man perched upon a wagonful of firewood, behind a brace of oxen that were hauling it easily along with a simulation of mighty effort which had evidently not imposed on their lord and master.
Hearing this adjuration, Mr Squeers, who had been lingering in the passage until such time as it should be expedient for him to enter and he could appear with effect, was fain to present himself in a somewhat undignified and sneaking way; at which John Browdie laughed with such keen and heartfelt delight, that even Kate, in all the pain, anxiety, and surprise of the scene, and though the tears were in her eyes, felt a disposition to join him.
He took no notice of the girl's alarmed adjuration, but leapt like a grasshopper to the ground beside her, where he might very well have broken his legs.