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tr.v. en·joined, en·join·ing, en·joins
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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Past participle: enjoined
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|Verb||1.||enjoin - issue an injunction|
|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"
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"
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1. order, charge, warn, urge, require, direct, bid, command, advise, counsel, prescribe, instruct, call upon She enjoined me strictly not to tell anyone else.
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enjoin[ɪnˈdʒɔɪn] VT (frm) [+ obedience, silence, discretion] → imponer, exigir
to enjoin sth on sb → imponer algo a algn
to enjoin sb to sth/to do sth → exigir a algn algo/hacer algo
to enjoin sb from doing sth (US) → prohibir a algn hacer algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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vt (form) to enjoin somebody to silence/caution, to enjoin silence/caution on somebody → jdn eindringlich zur Ruhe/zur Vorsicht mahnen; to enjoin on somebody the need for something → jdm die Notwendigkeit einer Sache eindringlich vor Augen stellen; to enjoin somebody to do something/from doing something → jdn eindringlich mahnen, etw zu tun/etw nicht zu tun
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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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