adjure

adjure
transitive verb (adjured; adjuring) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adjurare, from ad- + jurare to swear — more at jury Date: 14th century 1. to command solemnly under or as if under oath or penalty of a curse 2. to urge or advise earnestly Synonyms: see beg

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  • Adjure — Ad*jure , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adjured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adjuring}]. [L. adjurare, adjurdium, to swear to; later, to adjure: cf. F. adjurer. See {Jury}.] To charge, bind, or command, solemnly, as if under oath, or under the penalty of a curse;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adjure — I verb administer an oath, affirm, appeal to, ask, attest, beseech, bid, bind, call, charge, command, conjure, declare, enjoin, entreat, enunciate, exhort, express, formulate, implore, imprecate, petition, plead, pray, prescribe, press, pressure …   Law dictionary

  • adjuré — adjuré, ée (a dju ré, rée) part. passé. Adjuré de dire ce qu il savait …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • adjure — (v.) late 14c., to bind by oath; to question under oath, from L. adjurare confirm by oath, add an oath, to swear to in addition, in L.L. to put (someone) to an oath, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + jurare swear, from jus (gen. juris) law (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adjure — entreat, *beg, beseech, implore, importune, supplicate Analogous words: pray, plead, appeal (see under PRAYER): request, *ask: bid, enjoin, charge, *command …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • adjure — [v] command beseech, charge, entreat, implore, obligate, order, require, supplicate; concept 53 …   New thesaurus

  • adjure — ► VERB formal ▪ solemnly urge to do something. ORIGIN Latin adjurare, from ad to + jurare swear …   English terms dictionary

  • adjure — [ə joor′] vt. adjured, adjuring [ME adjuren < L adjurare < ad , to + jurare: see JURY1] 1. to command or charge solemnly, often under oath or penalty 2. to entreat solemnly; appeal to earnestly adjuratory [ad joor′ə tôr΄ē; a joor′ə tôr΄ē, ə …   English World dictionary

  • adjure — v. (formal) (H) to adjure smb. to tell the truth * * * [ə dʒʊə] (formal) (H) to adjure smb. to tell the truth …   Combinatory dictionary

  • adjure — abjure, adjure Abjure means ‘to renounce on oath’ • (He had abjured, he thought, all superstitions Iris Murdoch, 1985) and to abjure one s country (or realm) is to swear to abandon it for ever. It is also used in the weakened sense ‘to renounce’… …   Modern English usage

  • adjure — See abjure. See abjure, adjure …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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