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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-joo r]
    • /əˈdʒʊər/
    • /əˈdʒʊər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-joo r]
    • /əˈdʒʊər/

Definitions of adjure word

  • verb adjure to command, often by exacting an oath; charge 3
  • verb adjure to appeal earnestly to 3
  • verb transitive adjure to command or charge solemnly, often under oath or penalty 3
  • verb transitive adjure to entreat solemnly; appeal to earnestly 3
  • verb with object adjure to charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a penalty. 1
  • verb with object adjure to entreat or request earnestly or solemnly. 1

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Origin of adjure

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400; Middle English word from Latin word adjūrāre. See ad-, jury1

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Parts of speech for Adjure


adjure popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adjure

verb adjure

  • beseech — If you beseech someone to do something, you ask them very eagerly and anxiously.
  • require — to have need of; need: He requires medical care.
  • implore — to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat: They implored him to go.
  • charge — If you charge someone an amount of money, you ask them to pay that amount for something that you have sold to them or done for them.
  • obligate — to bind or oblige morally or legally: to obligate oneself to purchase a building.

Antonyms for adjure

verb adjure

  • answer — When you answer someone who has asked you something, you say something back to them.

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