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Definition of enjoin verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enjoin
    he / she / it enjoins
    past simple enjoined
    -ing form enjoining
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  1. 1[often passive] enjoin somebody to do something enjoin something (formal) to order or strongly advise someone to do something; to say that a particular action or quality is necessary
  2. 2enjoin somebody from doing something (law) to legally prevent someone from doing something, for example with an injunction (= official order)
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