What does the word adjure mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Adjuration.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To charge solemnly; appeal to; invoke.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Marie Corelli
  3. I adjure thee by Him who took our flesh upon Him, by the Holy Cross! – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall