Adjure

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 adjuré — adjuré, ée (a dju ré, rée) part. passé. Adjuré de dire ce qu il savait …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

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

    New thesaurus

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

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

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 adjure — See abjure. See abjure, adjure …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 12 adjure — ad|jure [əˈdʒuə US əˈdʒur] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: adjurare, from ad to + jurare to swear ] formal to order or try to persuade someone to do something adjure sb to do sth ▪ Gwen adjured him to be truthful …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 adjure — /əˈdʒuə / (say uh joohuh) verb (t) (adjured, adjuring) 1. to charge, bind, or command, earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a curse. 2. to entreat or request earnestly. {Middle English adjure(n), from Latin adjūrāre}… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 adjure — adjuratory /euh joor euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. adjurer, adjuror, n. /euh joor /, v.t., adjured, adjuring. 1. to charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a penalty. 2. to entreat or request earnestly or… …

    Universalium

  • 16 adjure — verb a) To issue a formal command, especially in a legal context. Someone adjured the editor to cease posting silly articles. b) To earnestly appeal or advise. Party members are adjured to promote awareness of this problem. See Also: adjuration,… …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 Adjure — To put a person on oath. [< Lat. adjuro = to swear] …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 18 adjure — Synonyms and related words: administer an oath, appeal, appeal to, beg, beseech, call for help, call on, call upon, clamor for, conjure, crave, cry for, cry on, cry to, entreat, impetrate, implore, imprecate, invoke, kneel to, obtest, plead,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 adjure — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. charge, bind, command. See request. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. command, charge, entreat, order, require, obligate …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 adjure — ad·jure || É™ dÊ’ÊŠÉ™ v. beg, entreat, appeal; charge or command earnestly and solemnly …

    English contemporary dictionary