Noun Adjuring Definition and Examples







Urge or request (someone) solemnly or earnestly to do something.
  1. 'Rather, Jesus adjures them to seek a heavenly treasure that, although it cannot be grasped or understood by the usual human standards of success, is nonetheless indestructible.'
  2. 'He adjures her to ‘do something else, outside yourself.’'
  3. 'So, I adjure you to continue to publish - dare I say expand - your coverage of discontinued models, whether or not they are considered ‘classic.’'
  4. 'Before the start of my first day here, a representative from the Ontario Teachers' Federation flagged down a group of us and adjured us to refuse to mark the test.'
  5. 'It is in this light that Romans 13 adjures people to obey the powers that be.'
  6. 'I adjure you to drop whatever vulgar habits you may have learned before you meet your husband.'
((p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adjure)

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘put a person on oath’): from Latin adjurare, from ad- ‘to’ + jurare ‘swear’ (from jus, jur- ‘oath’).

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