What does adjure mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjureverb

    ask for or request earnestly

    "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

  2. adjureverb

    command solemnly


  1. adjureverb

    To issue a formal command, especially in a legal context.

    Someone adjured the editor to cease posting silly articles.

  2. adjureverb

    To earnestly appeal or advise.

    Party members are adjured to promote awareness of this problem.

  3. Etymology: From adiuro, from ad-' + iuro.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ADJUREverb

    To impose an oath upon another, prescribing the form in which he shall swear.

    Etymology: adjuro, Lat.

    Thou know’st, the magistrates
    And princes of my country came in person,
    Solicited, commanded, threaten’d, urg’d,
    Adjur’d by all the bonds of civil duty,
    And of religion, press’d how just it was,
    How honourable. John Milton, Sampson Agonistes, l. 853.

    Ye lamps of heav’n! he said, and lifted high
    His hands now free, thou venerable sky!
    Inviolable pow’rs! ador’d with dread,
    Ye fatal fillets! that once bound this head,
    Ye sacred altars! from whose flames I fled,
    Be all of you adjured. John Dryden, Æneid ii.


  1. adjure

    To adjure is to command or urge someone solemnly or earnestly, often under oath or with an appeal to a higher power. It can also mean to appeal to or ask earnestly. It is often used in formal or legal contexts.

  2. adjure

    Adjure refers to the act of earnestly, solemnly, or respectfully urging someone to do something. It's typically used in a formal context, often with a strong sense of gravity or importance associated with the action being requested. This term can also mean to command or order someone to do something under oath or under the threat of a curse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adjureverb

    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

  2. Etymology: [L. adjurare, adjurdium, to swear to; later, to adjure: cf. F. adjurer. See Jury.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adjure

    ad-jōōr′, v.t. to charge on oath or solemnly: to cause to swear (B. and Milton). [L.—ad, to, jurāre, -ātum, to swear.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjure in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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