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

     

    enjoin

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enjoin
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪn//
     
    he / she / it enjoins
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪnz//
     
    past simple enjoined
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪnd//
     
    past participle enjoined
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪnd//
     
    -ing form enjoining
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪnɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[often passive] enjoin somebody to do something | enjoin something (formal) to order or strongly advise somebody to do something; to say that a particular action or quality is necessary
  2. 2enjoin somebody from doing something (law) to legally prevent somebody from doing something, for example with an injunction
  3. Word Origin Middle English (formerly also as injoin): from Old French enjoindre, from Latin injungere ‘join, attach, impose’, from in- ‘in, towards’ + jungere ‘to join’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: enjoin