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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To promise or swear to give up.

Usage examples (25)
  • The heavens rejoice in motion, why should I abjure my so much loved variety.
  • And you'll impress your pals when you drop "abjure" or "loquacity" in conversation.
  • That, presumably, is why he must 'abjure' this 'rough magic' by breaking his magical staff and drowning his book.
  • Erard exclaimed that she must "abjure" or be burnt at once. for more
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  • A defendant may "abjure" (or recant) his confession, while his lawyer "adjures" (earnestly urges) him to tell the truth.
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