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To charge, to bind, or to earnestly command or declare; sometimes, with a threat of a penalty. (1)
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adjure (uh JOOR) (verb), adjures; adjured; adjuring
1. To command or to charge solemnly, often under oath or penalty: The judge adjured the defendant to answer truthfully.

Professor Karl decided to adjure his students to prepare themselves for the final examination.

Judge Herman did indeed adjure the witness, Erik Rolland, that he had better answer all questions truthfully during the trial or he would be held legally accountable.

2. To appeal to earnestly: Jim's mother adjured him to finish his term paper before the end of the weekend.

Holly's doctor adjures her to go to the special therapist, or if she doesn't, she will suffer greater pain in her back.

3. To entreat or to request earnestly: The pianist was adjuring the members of the orchestra to come to one more rehearsal before the evening of the performance.
4. Etymology: from Latin adjurare, "to confirm by an oath", "to swear to"; from ad-, "to" + jurare, "to swear".
To entreat or to earnestly tell someone not to do something.
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