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enjoin

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CIDE DICTIONARY

enjoinv. t. [F. enjoindre, L. injungere to join into, charge, enjoin; in + jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Injunction.].
  •  To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.  [1913 Webster]
    "High matter thou enjoin'st me."  [1913 Webster]
    "I am enjoined by oath to observe three things."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on.  [1913 Webster]
    " Enjoin has the force of pressing admonition with authority; as, a parent enjoins on his children the duty of obedience. But it has also the sense of command; as, the duties enjoined by God in the moral law. “This word is more authoritative than direct, and less imperious than command.”"  Johnson.  [1913 Webster]
    "This is a suit to enjoin the defendants from disturbing the plaintiffs."  [1913 Webster]
enjoinv. t. 
     To join or unite.  Hooker.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

enjoin, v.tr.
1 a (foll. by to + infin.) command or order (a person). b (foll. by that + clause) issue instructions.
2 (often foll. by on) impose or prescribe (an action or conduct).
3 (usu. foll. by from) Law prohibit (a person) by order.

Derivative
enjoinment n.
Etymology
ME f. OF enjoindre f. L injungere (as IN-(2), jungere join)

THESAURUS

enjoin

adjure, admonish, advise, appreciate, arrest, ban, bar, bid, boast, bridle, burden with, call on, call the signals, call upon, caution, charge, check, command, commission, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, cotton to, counsel, curb, curtail, debar, decelerate, declare, decree, delight in, demand, deny, dictate, direct, disallow, dompt, dote, drink in, eat up, embargo, encourage, enjoy, exact, exclude, exclude from, exhort, expostulate, fancy, fasten upon, fill, forbid, forewarn, freight with, give an order, give the word, go, govern, guard, hinder, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold fast, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold up, impose, impose on, impose upon, incite, induce, inflict on, inflict upon, inhibit, instruct, interdict, issue a caveat, issue a command, issue a writ, keep, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep under control, lay, lay on, lay under restraint, levy, like, love, luxuriate in, maintain, mandate, mind, move, occupy, ordain, order, order about, outlaw, own, persuade, place, possess, preach, preclude, prescribe, prevent, proclaim, prohibit, prompt, promulgate, pronounce, proscribe, pull, pull in, put, put down, put on, put upon, refuse, rein, rein in, reject, relish, remonstrate, repress, restrain, retain, retard, retrench, rule, rule out, saddle with, savor, say no to, say the word, set, set back, shut out, slow down, snub, straiten, subject to, suppress, taboo, take to, task, tax, tell, urge, warn, weight down with, withhold, yoke with

ROGET THESAURUS

enjoin

Will

VB will, list, see fit, think fit, determine, enjoin, settle, volunteer, have a will of one's own, do what one chooses, have it all, one's own way, have one's will, have one's own way, use one's discretion, exercise one's discretion, take upon oneself, take one's own course, take the law into one's own hands, do of one's own accord, do upon one's own authority, originate.

Advice

VB advise, counsel, give advice, give counsel, give a piece of advice, suggest, prompt, submonish, recommend, prescribe, advocate, exhort, enjoin, enforce, charge, instruct, call, call upon, dictate, expostulate, admonish, advise with, lay heads together, consult together, compare notes, hold a council, deliberate, be closeted with, confer, consult, refer to, call in, take advice, follow advice, be advised by, have at one's elbow, take one's cue from.

Command

VB command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders, prescribe, set, appoint, mark out, set a task, prescribe a task, impose a task, set to work, put in requisition, bid, enjoin, charge, call upon, instruct, require at the hands of, exact, impose, tax, task, demand, insist on, claim, lay claim to, revendicate, reclaim, cite, summon, call for, send for, subpoena, beckon, issue a command, make a requisition, issue a requisition, promulgate a requisition, make a decree, issue a decree, promulgate a decree, make an order, issue an order, promulgate an order, give the word of command, give the word, give the signal, call to order, give the law, lay down the law, assume the command, remand, be ordered, receive an order.

Prohibition

VB prohibit, inhibit, forbid, put one's veto upon, disallow, enjoin, ban, outlaw, taboo, proscribe, estop, bar, debar, forefend, keep in, keep within bounds, restrain, cohibit, withhold, limit, circumscribe, clip the wings of, restrict, interdict, taboo, put under an interdiction, place under an interdiction, put under the ban, place under the ban, proscribe, exclude, shut out, shut the door, bolt the door, show the door, warn off, dash the cup from one's lips, forbid the banns.


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