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adjure

ad·jure

adjure

pronunciation:
jur
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: adjured, adjures, adjuring
definition 1: to command or bind as by oath.
The judge adjured the witness to answer fully and truthfully.
similar words:
pledge
definition 2: to earnestly request of or appeal to.
He adjured the queen to speak to the king on his behalf.
similar words:
appeal, beg, beseech, entreat, pray, request, supplicate
derivations: adjuration (n.), adjurer (adjuror) (n.)
Word Parts
The word adjure contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.