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enjoin

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of enjoin

  1. 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, demand, exact, insist (on), press (for), quest, stipulate (for)Related Words ask, plead (for), request, want; cry (for), necessitate, need, require, take, warrant; requisition; impose; badger, dun, harass, houndNear Antonyms give up, relinquish, surrender, yield

  2. 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, command, instruct, order, tellRelated Words ask, petition, request; beg, beseech, entreat; advise, counsel, warn; appoint, assign, authorize, commission; oversee, superintend, supervise; conduct, control, lead, manage; coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige, requireNear Antonyms comply (with), follow, keep, observeAntonyms mind, obey

  3. 3 to order not to do or use or to be done or used <Quakerism enjoins the taking of human life> Synonyms ban, bar, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribeRelated Words deter, discourage, dissuade; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, quell, repress, silence, snuff (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppress; halt, preclude, prevent, stop; embargo, exclude, rule out, shut out; debar, deprive, disallow, reject, repudiate, veto; bridle, check, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain; block, hinder, impede, obstructNear Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; authorize, license (also licence), warrant; abet, advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, nourish, nurture, promote, support; bid, command, order; abide, bear, brook, countenance, endure, tolerateAntonyms allow, let, permit, suffer





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