Enjoin

  • 1 enjoin — en·join /in jȯin/ vt [Anglo French enjoindre to impose, constrain, from Old French, from Latin injungere to attach, impose, from in on + jungere to join]: to prohibit by judicial order: issue an injunction against a three judge district court… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 enjoin — 1. Enjoin has meanings connected with commanding and issuing instructions, and is typically used in three constructions: (1) you enjoin a person to do something, (2) you enjoin something on a person, and (3) you enjoin that something should… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Enjoin — En*join , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enjoined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enjoining}.] [F. enjoindre, L. injungere to join into, charge, enjoin; in + jungere to join. See {Join}, and cf. {Injunction}.] 1. To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 enjoin — [v1] order, command adjure, admonish, advise, appoint, bid, call upon, caution, charge, counsel, decree, demand, dictate, direct, forewarn, impose, instruct, ordain, prescribe, require, rule, tell, urge, warn; concepts 53,78 enjoin [v2] forbid… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 enjoin — ► VERB 1) instruct or urge to do. 2) (enjoin from) Law prohibit (someone) from performing (an action) by an injunction. ORIGIN Old French enjoindre, from Latin injungere join, attach, impose …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 enjoin — [en join′, injoin′] vt. [ME enjoinen < OFr enjoindre < L injungere, to join into, put upon < in , in + jungere, JOIN] 1. to urge or impose with authority; order; enforce [to enjoin silence on a class] 2. to prohibit, esp. by legal… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Enjoin — En*join , v. t. To join or unite. [Obs.] Hooker. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 enjoin — early 13c., engoinen, from stem of O.Fr. enjoindre (12c.) impose (on), inflict; subject to; assign (to), from L. injungere to join, fasten, attach; figuratively to inflict, to attack, impose, from in on (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + jungere to join… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 enjoin — 1 direct, order, *command, bid, instruct, charge Analogous words: advise, counsel (see under ADVICE): admonish (see REPROVE): *warn, forewarn, caution 2 interdict, prohibit, *forbid, inhibit, ban Analogous words: debar, shut out, ru …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 enjoin — v. (formal) 1) (esp. AE) (d; tr.) ( to forbid ) to enjoin from 2) (d; tr.) ( to order ) to enjoin on (to enjoin a duty on smb.) 3) (H) ( to order ) to enjoin smb. to obey the law * * * [ɪn dʒɔɪn] (H) ( to order ) to enjoin smb. to obey the law… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 enjoin — UK [ɪnˈdʒɔɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms enjoin : present tense I/you/we/they enjoin he/she/it enjoins present participle enjoining past tense enjoined past participle enjoined enjoin someone from something enjoin someone to do something …

    English dictionary

  • 12 enjoin — en|join [ınˈdʒɔın] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: enjoindre, from Latin jungere to join ] 1.) formal to order or try to persuade someone to do something enjoin sb to do sth ▪ The organisation has been enjoined to end all… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 enjoin — en|join [ ın dʒɔın ] verb transitive a. enjoin someone to do something FORMAL to strongly advise or order someone to do something b. enjoin someone from something LEGAL to legally order someone not to do something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 enjoin — [[t]ɪnʤɔ͟ɪn[/t]] enjoins, enjoining, enjoined 1) VERB If you enjoin someone to do something, you order them to do it. If you enjoin an action or attitude, you order people to do it or have it. [FORMAL] [V n to inf] She enjoined me strictly not to …

    English dictionary

  • 15 enjoin — verb instruct or urge to do something. ↘(enjoin someone from) Law prohibit someone from performing (an action) by issuing an injunction. Derivatives enjoinment noun Origin ME: from OFr. enjoindre, from L. injungere join, attach, impose …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 enjoin — verb I enjoin you to admit your mistake Syn: urge, encourage, admonish, press; instruct, direct, require, order, command, tell, call on, demand, charge; formal adjure; literary bid See note at prohibit …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 enjoin — /ɛnˈdʒɔɪn / (say en joyn), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) 1. to order or direct (a person, etc.) to do something; prescribe (a course of action, etc.) with authority or emphasis. 2. Law to prohibit or restrain by an injunction. {Middle English… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 enjoin — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French enjoindre, from Latin injungere, from in + jungere to join more at yoke Date: 13th century 1. to direct or impose by authoritative order or with urgent admonition < enjoined us to be… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 enjoin — enjoiner, n. enjoinment, n. /en joyn /, v.t. 1. to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis: The doctor enjoined a strict diet. 2. to direct or order to do something: He was enjoined to live more frugally. 3. Law. to prohibit or… …

    Universalium

  • 20 enjoin — verb /ɛnˈdʒɔɪn/ a) To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge. To confirm these days of Purim in the …

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