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adjure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of adjure

  1. 1 to give advice to adjured them not to break the drug laws of any of the countries they would be visiting Synonyms of adjure advise, admonish, counselWords Related to adjure alert, caution, forewarn, warn; brief, clue (in), fill in, inform, tell, wise (up); coach, direct, guide, instruct, lead, mentor, shepherd, show, teach, tutor; direct, pilot, steer; acquaint, apprise, familiarize; convince, encourage, induce, persuade, talk (into); beg, exhort, implore, prevail (upon), urge; propose, recommend, suggest

  2. 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 Synonyms of adjure command, bid, boss (around), charge, direct, enjoin, instruct, order, tellWords Related to adjure 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 of adjure comply (with), follow, keep, observeAntonyms of adjure mind, obey

Synonym Discussion of adjure

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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