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Definition of "enjoin" []

  • To direct or impose with authority and emphasis. (verb-transitive)
  • To prohibit or forbid. See Synonyms at forbid. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enjoin" in a sentence
  • "This he did not, as in the case of the alterations agreed to in convocation, "enjoin" or "require.""
  • "Having confidence in thy obedience -- to my apostolic authority, if I were to "enjoin" it (Phm 8), which I do not, preferring to beseech thee for it as a favor (Phm 9). thou will also do more -- towards Onesimus: hinting at his possible manumission by Philemon, besides, being kindly received."
  • "Q: But those rights are all negative — right to prevent others from reproducing: you can enjoin/get damages."