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ENJOIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enjoin mean? 

ENJOIN (verb)
  The verb ENJOIN has 2 senses:

1. issue an injunction
2. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

  Familiarity information: ENJOIN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENJOIN (verb)


Sense 1enjoin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Issue an injunction

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "enjoin" is one way to...):

disallow; forbid; interdict; prohibit; proscribe; veto (command against)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 2enjoin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

order; enjoin; tell; say

Context examples:

I said to him to go home / She ordered him to do the shopping / The mother told the child to get dressed

Hypernyms (to "enjoin" is one way to...):

request (ask (a person) to do something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "enjoin"):

direct (command with authority)

instruct (give instructions or directions for some task)

command; compel; require (make someone do something)

call; send for (order, request, or command to come)

warn (ask to go away)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They enjoin him to write the letter


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