adjure definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To command or enjoin solemnly, as under oath: "adjuring her within the title of God to declare the reality” ( Enhance Mather).
    • To appeal to or entreat earnestly.
    • To charge, bind, or demand, solemnly, as though under oath, or in penalty of a curse; to attract inside most solemn or impressive fashion; to entreat earnestly.
  • verb:
    • To issue an official demand, particularly in a legal context.
    • To earnestly charm or advise.
    • request or request earnestly
    • demand solemnly
  • others:
    • To charge, bind, or command, earnestly and solemnly, frequently with an appeal to God and/or invocation of a curse in case there is disobedience; ergo, to entreat or request earnestly: as, “I adjure thee because of the lifestyle God,” Mat. xxvi. 63; their buddy adjured him to-be careful.
    • To swear by: as, to adjure the holy name of Jesus.

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