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adjure

verb

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1 to give advice to
  • Their coach adjured them not to break the laws of any of the countries they would be visiting.
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2 to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority
  • He adjured his followers to remain faithful to the cause.
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beg, entreat, beseech, implore, supplicate, adjure, importune mean to ask urgently. beg suggests earnestness or insistence in the asking.
    • they begged for help
entreat implies an effort to persuade or to overcome resistance.
    • entreated me to join them
beseech and implore imply a deeply felt anxiety.
    • I beseech you to have mercy
    • implored her not to leave him
supplicate suggests a posture of humility.
    • with bowed heads they supplicated their Lord
adjure implies advising as well as pleading.
    • we were adjured to tell the truth
importune suggests an annoying persistence in trying to break down resistance to a request.
    • importuning viewers for contributions

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