verb (used with object), con·jured, con·jur·ing.
verb (used without object), con·jured, con·jur·ing.
Origin of conjure
Examples from the Web for conjuring
Fans of the 2013 horror film The Conjuring may be familiar with the doll, which plays a central role.Beware: Connecticut’s Museum of the Occult May Kill You|Nina Strochlic|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Frozen pulls off its animated abracadabra by conjuring up the elements that made Disney's modern classics just that.‘Frozen’ Is the Best Disney Film Since ‘The Lion King’|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In The Conjuring, the Warrens brush off alleged hauntings as the result of drafts or defective pipes.
I've learned that this form of identity theft, conjuring up a character to attract another person, is not uncommon.Five Rules for Social Media Safety From Manti Te’o’s ‘Girlfriend’|Diane O’Meara|April 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the prepartisan media days, there were two traditional ways of conjuring up an October surprise.Benghazi Backlash, Mideast Implosion, Jobless Numbers: The Real Potential October Surprises|John Avlon|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Beigis Todd was concerned in another 'conjuring of cats', this time at Seaton.The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray
Alternative hypotheses: conjuring, ‘suggestion’ and collective hallucination, actual fact.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang
We not only practise singing and invent wonderful confectionery, but we do conjuring tricks.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
They had lingered several days beyond their time for the purpose of conjuring.The Silent Places|Steward Edward White
We had no difficulty in conjuring up the discomforts that awaited us should we ever be compelled to lodge in such a place.Indo-China and Its Primitive People|Henry Baudesson
British Dictionary definitions for conjuring (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for conjuring (2 of 2)
- a person thought to have great power or influence
- any name that excites the imagination
Word Origin for conjure
Word Origin and History for conjuring
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.