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 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
- 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.