- to affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell.
- to effect, produce, bring, etc., by or as by magic: to conjure a miracle.
- to call upon or command (a devil or spirit) by invocation or spell.
- to call or bring into existence by or as if by magic (usually followed by up): She seemed to have conjured up the person she was talking about.
- to bring to mind; recall (usually followed by up): to conjure up the past.
- to appeal to solemnly or earnestly: I conjure you to hear my plea.
- Obsolete. to charge solemnly.
- to call upon or command a devil or spirit by invocation or spell.
- to practice magic.
- to practice legerdemain.
- Obsolete. to conspire.
- Chiefly Southern U.S. an act or instance of witchcraft or voodoo, especially a spell.
Origin of conjure
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Related Words for conjure upcall, contrive, create, evoke, materialize, recall, recollect, remember, review, summon, urge
- to present to the mind; evoke or imaginehe conjured up a picture of his childhood
- to call up or command (a spirit or devil) by an incantation
- (intr) to practise conjuring or be a conjuror
- (intr) to call upon supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
- (kənˈdʒʊə) (tr) to appeal earnestly or strongly toI conjure you to help me
- a name to conjure with
- 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.