adjure


ad·jure

verb \ə-ˈjr\

: to urge or command (someone) to do something

ad·juredad·jur·ing

Full Definition of ADJURE

transitive verb
1
:  to command solemnly under or as if under oath or penalty of a curse
2
:  to urge or advise earnestly

Examples of ADJURE

  1. He adjured his followers to remain faithful to the cause.
  2. <adjured them not to break the drug laws of any of the countries they would be visiting>

Origin of ADJURE

Middle English, from Latin adjurare, from ad- + jurare to swear — more at jury
First Known Use: 14th century

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