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conjure

[ kon-jer, kuhn- for 1-5, 8-10, 12; kuhn-joor for 6, 7, 11 ]
/ 藞k蓲n d蕭蓹r, 藞k蕦n- for 1-5, 8-10, 12; k蓹n藞d蕭蕣蓹r for 6, 7, 11 /
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verb (used with object), con路jured, con路jur路ing.
verb (used without object), con路jured, con路jur路ing.
noun
Chiefly Southern U.S. an act or instance of witchcraft, Hoodoo, or Voodoo, especially a spell.
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Origin of conjure

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English conj(o)uren, cunjouren, from Anglo-French, Old French conjurer, from Latin conj奴r膩re 鈥渢o join in taking an oath, form an alliance, join a plot or conspiracy,鈥 equivalent to con- prefix meaning 鈥渨ith, together鈥 + j奴r膩re 鈥渢o take an oath, swear,鈥 derivative of j奴r- inflectional stem of j奴s 鈥渓aw鈥; cf. con-, jury1, justice

OTHER WORDS FROM conjure

un路con路jured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for conjure

conjure
/ (藞k蕦nd蕭蓹) /

verb
(intr) to practise conjuring or be a conjuror
(intr) to call upon supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
(k蓹n藞d蕭蕣蓹) (tr) to appeal earnestly or strongly toI conjure you to help me
a name to conjure with
  1. a person thought to have great power or influence
  2. any name that excites the imagination

Word Origin for conjure

C13: from Old French conjurer to plot, from Latin conj奴r膩re to swear together, form a conspiracy, from j奴r膩re to swear
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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