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adjure

to charge or command earnestly, often under the threat of a penalty; to entreat solemnly: to adjure the witness to tell the truth
Not to be confused with:
abjure – repudiate, recant, or retract; to renounce under oath, forswear: abjure allegiance; abjure a confession
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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
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adjure

vt (liter)beschwören
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References in classic literature ?
"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.'
OEDIPUS Oh speak, Withhold not, I adjure thee, if thou know'st, Thy knowledge.
Activist Amy Siskind adjures us to take notes, to remind ourselves of weekly depredations, because under rising fascism things change rapidly and it is important to remember.
There is no training, Anderson adjures. Or rather, all the training takes place on what he calls dry land.
The scientist is warned by his housekeeper that though she has chosen "to forfeit eternal bliss by sticking with a heretic," he has "no right to trample all over [his] daughter's happiness," but Galileo ignores her and "gruffly" instructs Andrea to "bring the telescope." (58) Ludovico is perturbed and, claiming that the peasants in his mother's fields would be dismayed to learn of "frivolous attacks on the church's sacred doctrines," he adjures the astronomer to abandon his heliocentric heresy for the sake of their families' accord.
Meyer's bracing sensibility renders every commonplace unconventional: A Belgian blonde's flirtation with Geppino, the eldest Sanna son, at a village dance curtly avoids cliche, and a little boy's theft of two fish from a monger's cart is transformed into anticlerical comedy when a gaunt, black-robed priest adjures the child to join him on a pilgrimage up a tufted hill to visit a cross and ends up with a herring in his hat.
First Amendment attorney Charles Glasser adjures the BRT to take a more enlightening approach: "Students need to learn that living in a vibrant democracy requires being able to hear upsetting ideas without losing your mind.
1 adjures the practitioner to determine and comply with the standards imposed by the applicable taxing authority.
At another point, when Sharif, who has just recovered from an illness, wants to eat pickles, she adjures the pickles not to harm him.