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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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