adjure

Part of speech: noun

Adjuration.

Part of speech: verb

To charge solemnly; appeal to; invoke.

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Usage examples "adjure":

  1. " Jaquez," said Manfred, in a solemn tone of voice; " tell me, I adjure thee by the souls of my ancestors, what was it thou sawest? - "The Castle of Otranto", Horace Walpole.
  2. " Wherefore," he went on, " I do adjure you, as you desire grace and redemption, to utterly cast from you the vile trinket, I have,- Heaven knows how reluctantly! - "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
  3. I adjure thee by Him who took our flesh upon Him, by the Holy Cross! - "The Valley of the Kings", Marmaduke Pickthall.