enjoin enjoin  /ɛn ˈdʒɔ ɪn/


  1. (v) issue an injunction
  2. (v) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority


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  1. The court enjoined the city council to construct an electric fence around the prison.
  2. The President, exercising her emergency powers, enjoined the strikers to return to work.
  3. The trooper was enjoined by the military court to give up his weapon and passport.


  • Fishing for answers under the bridge

    The three H’s of summer – hazy, hot, humid – had been prevalent all week and the fishing had been nothing much to talk about. Low, warm water put a damper on the enthusiasm of the local fish to enjoin an angler in a bit of diversionary tug of war – a mighty bleak outlook for both to say the least. Nevertheless, I was itching to get out, cast a line and see if anything could be enticed from ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph


  1. "On this day, we salute this man of valour and extraordinary courage and enjoin all Nigerians to take cue from his outstanding qualities as a statesman, politician and lover of humanity," he said.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Gbenga Daniel Source: NEXT

  2. "It has been a great honor to be your Commander in Chief especially in this period of defense reform. As I fade away, as old soldiers and old Commanders in Chief do, soldiers of the Filipino people, I enjoin you carry on. Be the soldiers of the...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Inquirer.net

  3. "What we have today is not the beginning of a journey, but a continuation of the journey. I enjoin Nigerians to continue to give us supports so that we can build on the achievements that we have made," Obasanjo said.
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Olusegun Obasanjo Source: People's Daily Online

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