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Definition 1: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority - [verb of communication]

Samples where enjoin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for enjoin in the sense of this definition

(enjoin is a kind of ...) ask (a person) to do something

"She asked him to be here at noon" "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"

(... is a kind of enjoin ) command with authority

"He directed the children to do their homework"

(... is a kind of enjoin ) give instructions or directions for some task

"She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"

(... is a kind of enjoin ) make someone do something

(... is a kind of enjoin ) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

(... is a kind of enjoin ) ask to go away

"The old man warned the children off his property"

(... is a kind of enjoin ) (medicine) order the use of (a treatment, medicine, etc.), usually by written prescription

"the doctor prescribed steroids for my ear trouble"

Definition 2: issue an injunction - [verb of communication]

(enjoin is a kind of ...) command against

"I forbid you to call me late at night" "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" "Dad nixed our plans"

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