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adjure

[ uh-joor ]
/ əˈdʒʊər /
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verb (used with object), ad·jured, ad·jur·ing.

to charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a penalty.
to entreat or request earnestly or solemnly.

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Origin of adjure

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word adjūrāre.See ad-, jury1

OTHER WORDS FROM adjure

ad·jur·a·to·ry [uh-joor-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /əˈdʒʊər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivead·jur·er, ad·ju·ror, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adjure

abjure, adjure
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British Dictionary definitions for adjure

adjure
/ (əˈdʒʊə) /

verb (tr)

to command, often by exacting an oath; charge
to appeal earnestly to

Derived forms of adjure

adjuration (ˌædʒʊəˈreɪʃən), nounadjuratory, adjectiveadjurer or adjuror, noun

Word Origin for adjure

C14: from Latin adjūrāre to swear to, from ad- to + jūrāre to swear, from jūs oath
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