enjoin

Definitions:

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  • To direct (a person) to do something; order or urge.
  • To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
  • To prohibit or forbid.
  • To join; unite.
  • To lay upon, as an order or command; put an injunction upon; order or direct with urgency; admonish or instruct with authority; command.
  • In <em>law</em>, to prohibit or restrain by a judicial order called an injunction: used absolutely of a thing, or with <em>from</em> of a person: as, the court <em>enjoined</em> the prosecution of the work; the defendant was <em>enjoined from</em> proceeding.
  • To lay as an injunction; enforce by way of order or command: as, I <em>enjoin</em> it on you not to disappoint me; he <em>enjoined</em> upon them the strictest obedience.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Enjoin, Direct, Command</em>; to bid, require, urge, impress upon. Johnson says <em>enjoin</em> is more authoritative than <em>direct</em> and less imperious than <em>command.</em> It has the force of pressing admonition with authority; as, a parent <em>enjoins</em> on his children the duty of obedience. But it has also the sense of <internalXref urlencoded="command">command</internalXref>: as, the duties <em>enjoined</em> by God in the moral law.
  • To join or unite.
  • To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.
  • To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on.
  • To <xref>lay</xref> upon, as an <xref>order</xref> or <xref>command</xref>; to give an <xref>injunction</xref> to; to <xref>direct</xref> with <xref>authority</xref>; to <xref>order</xref>; to <xref>charge</xref>.
  • To <xref>prohibit</xref> or <xref>restrain</xref> by a <xref>judicial</xref> <xref>order</xref> or <xref>decree</xref>; to put an <xref>injunction</xref> on.
  • give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
  • issue an injunction
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