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1 to give advice to
  • adjured them not to break the drug laws of any of the countries they would be visiting

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2 to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority
  • by all that is holy, I adjure you to tell us the whereabouts of the missing child

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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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The first known use of adjure was in the 15th century

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“Adjure.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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