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"enjoin" in British English

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enjoinverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈdʒɔɪn/
formal to ​tell someone to do something or to ​behave in a ​particular way: [+ to infinitive] We were all enjoined to be on ​ourbestbehaviour. He enjoined (= ​suggested)caution. US specialized law to ​legallyforce someone to do something or ​stop doing something
(Definition of enjoin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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enjoinverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈdʒɔɪn/
to ​legallyforbid or ​stop something by ​order of a ​court: The prosecutor’s ​officehopes the ​court will enjoin the ​city from ​enforcing the ​law. Enjoin also ​means to ​order or ​stronglyencourage someone to do something: Lawyers are enjoined to ​follow high ​ethicalprincipals.
(Definition of enjoin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “enjoin”
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘱咐, 吩咐, 依法强制(或禁止)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 囑咐, 吩咐, 依法強制(或禁止)…
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