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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [aj-uh-rey-shuh n]
    • /ˌædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən/
    • /ˌæ.dʒʊə.ˈreɪʃ.n̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [aj-uh-rey-shuh n]
    • /ˌædʒ əˈreɪ ʃən/

Definitions of adjuration word

  • noun adjuration a solemn charge or command 3
  • noun adjuration an earnest entreaty 3
  • noun adjuration an earnest request; entreaty. 1
  • noun adjuration a solemn or desperate urging or counseling: an adjuration for all citizens of the beleaguered city to take shelter. 1
  • noun adjuration A grave warning. 1
  • noun adjuration A solemn oath. 0

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Origin of adjuration

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Latin adjūrātiōn- (stem of adjūrātiō), equivalent to adjūrāt(us), past participle of adjūrāre to adjure + -ion- -ion

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Parts of speech for Adjuration


adjuration popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

adjuration usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adjuration

noun adjuration

  • claim — If you say that someone claims that something is true, you mean they say that it is true but you are not sure whether or not they are telling the truth.
  • bid — A bid for something or a bid to do something is an attempt to obtain it or do it.
  • suit — a set of clothing, armor, or the like, intended for wear together.
  • question — a sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply.
  • overture — an opening or initiating move toward negotiations, a new relationship, an agreement, etc.; a formal or informal proposal or offer: overtures of peace; a shy man who rarely made overtures of friendship.

Antonyms for adjuration

noun adjuration

  • answer — When you answer someone who has asked you something, you say something back to them.
  • reply — followup
  • denial — A denial of something is a statement that it is not true, does not exist, or did not happen.
  • disclaimer — a statement, document, or assertion that disclaims responsibility, affiliation, etc.; disavowal; denial.
  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.

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