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3 definitions found
 for adjure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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; to appeal to in the most solemn
     or impressive manner; to entreat earnestly.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the
           man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this
           city Jericho.                            --Josh. vi.
                                                    26.
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           The high priest . . . said . . . I adjure thee by the
           living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the
           Christ.                                  --Matt. xxvi.
                                                    63.
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           The commissioners adjured them not to let pass so
           favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties.
                                                    --Marshall.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adjure
      v 1: ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people
           to become good persons" [syn: bid, beseech, entreat,
           adjure, press, conjure]
      2: command solemnly

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "adjure":
     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, plead for, pray, put under oath, put upon oath,
     run to, supplicate, swear, swear in
  
  

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