enjoin to (do something)

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enjoin to (do something)

To order someone to do something, often legally. A noun or pronoun can be used between "enjoin" and "to." The judge enjoined me to pay reparations to the people I'd wronged.
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enjoin someone to do something

to order someone to do something. We sought to enjoin her to remain in office. Sally wants to enjoin the committee to finish its work on time.
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'This is the time for us to avoid all divisive, parochial, ethnic and religious sentiments and rivalries, and begin to live more harmoniously with one another, as Jesus Christ enjoined us to,' he said.
And He enjoined us to repeat this offering of His Blood.
And then, as Peter Gago enjoined us to raise our glasses of Grange 2014 in a toast, the full moon gleamed, as though to give a benediction and to say, 'Patience is rewarded, but impatience is given a glimpse of heaven.'
Then the writer enjoined us to "read the Bible" to see how abortion was regarded in the Old Testament.
I remembered this church when Pope Francis enjoined us to learn how to cry.
In the 1970s and 80s, the faith-journey verbiage enjoined us to "be sacrament" and "be eucharist" to one another.
Devout Catholics will say, of course, that better their distress than a life lost: at which stage, I can only reply that Our Lord, who enjoined us to love one another, would have taken a less draconian stance than today's anti-abortionists.
He enjoined us to "meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same".
She enjoined us to abandon the myth of physical perfection, and to change the societal rules under which we think about ourselves.