enjoin


enjoin

verb

Definition of ENJOIN

1
to ask for (something) earnestly or with authority <police enjoined the community's full cooperation in getting rid of the drug dealers>
Synonyms call (for), claim, clamor (for), command, enjoin, exact, insist (on), press (for), quest, stipulate (for)
2
to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority <undeterred, the captain enjoined his crew to sail at full speed into the mine-filled harbor>
Synonyms adjure, bid, boss (around), charge, direct, enjoin, instruct, order, tell
Near Antonyms comply (with), follow, keep, observe
Antonyms mind, obey
3
to order not to do or use or to be done or used <Quakerism enjoins the taking of human life>
Antonyms allow, let, permit, suffer

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