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adjure

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1  —as in:
I adjure you
Definition to appeal earnestly or command solemnly
  • I adjure you.
adjure = ask for earnestly or command solemnly
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I adjured her not to leave.
    Dickens, Charles  --  A Tale Of Two Cities
  • adjured = asked for earnestly or commanded solemnly
  • "Let the cursed and hellish monster drink deep of agony; let him feel the despair that now torments me." I had begun my adjuration with solemnity and an awe which almost assured me that the shades of my murdered friends heard and approved my devotion, but the furies possessed me as I concluded, and rage choked my utterance.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • adjuration = earnest appeal
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "Once and for all," said the prisoner, "I adjure you to set me free."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
adjure = appeal earnestly or command solemnly

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2  —as in:
I adjure all allegiance
Definition to confirm by oath
  • I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and adjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign...
    The oath of citizenship in the United States
adjure = confirm by oath

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