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English verb: enjoin

1. enjoin (communication) issue an injunction


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto

2. enjoin (communication) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority


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


ExamplesThey enjoin him to write the letter


Synonymsorder, say, tell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)request


Narrower (hyponym)call, command, direct, instruct, require, send for, warn









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