Definition of Conjure

1. Verb. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic. "Call down the spirits from the mountain"




2. Verb. Ask for or request earnestly. "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
Exact synonyms: Adjure, Beseech, Bid, Entreat, Press
Generic synonyms: Plead
Derivative terms: Adjuration, Adjuratory, Bid, Biddable, Bidding

3. Verb. Engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together. "They conjure to move "; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
Exact synonyms: Cabal, Complot, Conspire, Machinate
Specialized synonyms: Coconspire
Generic synonyms: Plot
Derivative terms: Cabal, Conspiracy, Conspirative, Conspirator, Machination, Machinator

Definition of Conjure

1. v. t. To call on or summon by a sacred name or in solemn manner; to implore earnestly; to adjure.

2. v. i. To combine together by an oath; to conspire; to confederate.

3. v. t. To affect or effect by conjuration; to call forth or send away by magic arts; to excite or alter, as if by magic or by the aid of supernatural powers.

4. v. i. To practice magical arts; to use the tricks of a conjurer; to juggle; to charm.

Definition of Conjure

1. Verb. (intransitive) To perform magic tricks. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To summon up using supernatural power, as a devil ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To practice black magic. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To evoke. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To imagine or picture in the mind. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To make an urgent request to; to appeal to or beseech. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To conspire or plot. ¹

8. Noun. (African American Vernacular English) A practice of magic; hoodoo; conjuration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conjure

1. to summon a spirit [v -JURED, -JURING, -JURES]

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Literary usage of Conjure

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"To conjure. To agree. ... or to bind by asseveration, and to conjure, to use magical arts, were not then always distinguished from each other, ..."

2. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"As it is, I am doomed to sit here and conjure them to the mind. If you could persuade three or four of them to join you when weather is summerly in dining ..."

3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1837)
"What though the undulating wave may conjure up dark fears before you ? It will but break the tedium of the passage : and when your dangers are over, ..."

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