|v. t.||1.||To charge, bind, or command, solemnly, as if under oath, or under the penalty of a curse; to appeal to in the most solemn or impressive manner; to entreat earnestly.|
Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho.
The high priest . . . said . . . I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ.
|Verb||1.||adjure - ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"|
|2.||adjure - command solemnly|