1. [syn: bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure]
2. command solemnly;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Adjure \Ad*jure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjured; p. pr. & vb.
n. Adjuring]. [L. adjurare, adjurdium, to swear to; later,
to adjure: cf. F. adjurer. See Jury.]
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.
Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the
man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this
city Jericho. --Josh. vi.
The high priest . . . said . . . I adjure thee by the
living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the
Christ. --Matt. xxvi.
The commissioners adjured them not to let pass so
favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people
to become good persons" [syn: bid, beseech, entreat,
adjure, press, conjure]
2: command solemnly
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "adjure":
administer an oath, appeal, appeal to, beg, beseech, call for help,
call on, call upon, clamor for, conjure, crave, cry for, cry on,
cry to, entreat, impetrate, implore, imprecate, invoke, kneel to,
obtest, plead, plead for, pray, put under oath, put upon oath,
run to, supplicate, swear, swear in