to urge or impose with authority; order; enforce
to enjoin silence on a class
the company was enjoined from using false advertising
to order (someone) authoritatively to do something, esp. by legal injunction
SIMILAR WORDS: comˈmand, forˈbid
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Word origin of 'enjoin'
< OFr enjoindre
< L injungere
, to join into, put upon < in-
, in + jungere