1 ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons" [syn: bid, beseech, entreat, press, conjure]
2 command solemnly
- To issue a formal command, especially in a legal context.
- The Wiktionary administrator adjured the editor to cease posting silly articles.
- To earnestly appeal or advise.
- Wiktionary editors are adjured to provide etymologies.