[ US /ˌɛnˈdʒɔɪn, ɪnˈdʒɔɪn/ ]
[ UK /ɛnd‍ʒˈɔ‍ɪn/ ]
  1. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
    I said to him to go home
    She ordered him to do the shopping
    The mother told the child to get dressed
  2. issue an injunction
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How To Use enjoin In A Sentence

  • In the meantime, Mr. Meyer is enjoined from in any way further interfering with the flow of water in the channel from the plaintiffs’ land across his land.
  • Enjoin beneficence and forbid malevolence: so shalt thou be loved of The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Double Representation; nay almost enjoining it, so loud is the jargon and eleutheromania. The French Revolution
  • Pius IX had already refused to recognize the legitimacy of the Kingdom of Italy; and Catholics had been formally enjoined to abstain from voting in national elections.
  • We may note on the other hand that a rubric in the official "Rituale Romanum" enjoins that the priest ought to see that unbecoming or ridiculous names of deities or of godless pagans are not given in baptism (curet ne obscoena, fabulosa aut ridicula vel inanium deorum vel impiorum ethnicorum hominum nomina imponantur). The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman
  • And then, the writing on the wall flashing in gigantic neon letters, they tried an end-run -- appealing to the BC Supreme Court to enjoin Braidwood from finding any misconduct on their part. Archive 2009-06-01
  • The prince and he then performed the ablution, and the prayer enjoined, which is called Farz; and that done, they set out. The Arabian Nights Entertainments - Complete
  • But if the bowels are loose, with bilious discharges, tormina, vomitings, a feeling of suffocation, and gnawing pains, it is best to enjoin repose, and to drink hydromel, and avoid vomiting. On Regimen In Acute Diseases
  • And then the king, to give relation to him of his penance, enjoined by Leo his predecessor, to re-edify a monastery of the glorious apostle S. Peter, and sent Alfred, the archbishop of York, to The Golden Legend, vol. 6
  • Imagine a particularly ascetic monastic order, whose rule not only enjoins chastity, but forbids sexual desire.
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