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enjoin enjoined enjoining
strongly advise or order somebody to do something
  • How to Memorize
    • enjoin - urge
  • Analysis

    When you ‘enjoin’ somebody, you instruct or forcefully encourage them to do something. The degree of encouraging typically does not extend to the use of threats or intimidation. Instead it focuses more on vehemently urging somebody or making an impassioned plea.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Antonymsdiscourageprohibit, prohibit,
  • Example(s)
    1. If you are thinking of going into business with Robert then I would enjoin you to be cautious. He is a bit of a shady character.

    2. The government have enjoined all businesses to close for the duration of the crisis.

    3. Tom began the meeting by enjoining everybody to freely participate and contribute.