Synonyms and Antonyms 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, 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 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 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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