verb (used with object), con·jured, con·jur·ing.
verb (used without object), con·jured, con·jur·ing.
- conjure man,
- conjure up,
Origin of conjure
Examples from the Web for conjure
Bethea is trying to conjure why all the senseless killing of both his family member and the cops as well.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Movie Gale fails to conjure emotions more complicated than “oooh, what pretty eyes he has.”Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’|Kevin Fallon|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our bad guy is Weather Wizard (not a joke), who not only looks like Kurt Cobain but can use his palms to conjure angry storms.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie|Sujay Kumar|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Performing with Weird Al was as much as a dream come true as I think I could conjure.
She seems, in every sense that the phrase can conjure, out of time.
Every exhalation of English earth was a magic potion to conjure visions and dreams.The Retrospect|Ada Cambridge
For instance, in the story, "Hot-foot Hannibal," there figures a conjure doll with pepper feet.The Conjure Woman|Charles W. Chesnutt
Trying to push back his memory further, he always failed to conjure up any previous recollection to that.Ravenshoe|Henry Kingsley
But it was not long before he began to conjure up fresh pictures in his imagination.The Duel|A. I. Kuprin
Nor was there one volume that could not conjure for him at midnight with enchantments eagerly expected all the day long.Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
- a person thought to have great power or influence
- any name that excites the imagination
Word Origin for conjure
late 13c., "command on oath," from Old French conjurer "invoke, conjure" (12c.), from Latin coniurare "to swear together; conspire," from com- "together" (see com-) + iurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)). Magical sense is c.1300, for "constraining by spell" a demon to do one's bidding. Related: Conjured; conjuring. Phrase conjure up "cause to appear in the mind" (as if by magic) attested from 1580s.