Definition of adjure verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

adjure

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈdʒʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒʊr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they adjure
BrE BrE//əˈdʒʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒʊr//
 
he / she / it adjures
BrE BrE//əˈdʒʊəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒʊrz//
 
past simple adjured
BrE BrE//əˈdʒʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒʊrd//
 
past participle adjured
BrE BrE//əˈdʒʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒʊrd//
 
-ing form adjuring
BrE BrE//əˈdʒʊərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒʊrɪŋ//
 
 
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adjure somebody to do something (formal) to ask or to order somebody to do something He adjured them to tell the truth. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘put a person on oath’): from Latin adjurare, from ad- ‘to’ + jurare ‘swear’ (from jus, jur- ‘oath’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: adjure