conjure

[kon-jer, kuhn- for 1–5, 8–10, 12; kuhn-joor for 6, 7, 11]
verb (used with object), conjured, conjuring.
1.
to affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell.
2.
to effect, produce, bring, etc., by or as by magic: to conjure a miracle.
3.
to call upon or command (a devil or spirit) by invocation or spell.
4.
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.
5.
to bring to mind; recall (usually followed by up ): to conjure up the past.
6.
to appeal to solemnly or earnestly: I conjure you to hear my plea.
7.
Obsolete. to charge solemnly.
verb (used without object), conjured, conjuring.
8.
to call upon or command a devil or spirit by invocation or spell.
9.
to practice magic.
10.
to practice legerdemain.
11.
Obsolete. to conspire.
noun
12.
Chiefly Southern U.S. an act or instance of witchcraft or voodoo, especially a spell.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English conjuren < Anglo-French, Old French conjurer < Latin conjūrāre, equivalent to con- con- + jūrāre to swear, derivative of jūs law; cf. jury1, justice

unconjured, adjective


3. summon, raise, invoke.
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conjure (ˈkʌndʒə)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to practise conjuring or be a conjuror
2.  (intr) to call upon supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
3.  (tr) to appeal earnestly or strongly to: I conjure you to help me
4.  a name to conjure with
 a.  a person thought to have great power or influence
 b.  any name that excites the imagination
 
[C13: from Old French conjurer to plot, from Latin conjūrāre to swear together, form a conspiracy, from jūrāre to swear]

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conjure
c.1280, from O.Fr. conjurer, from L. conjurare "to swear together, conspire," from com- "together" + jurare "to swear." Magical sense is c.1300, for "constraining by spell" a demon to do one's bidding.
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Example sentences
Shamans used music to call upon spirits, conjure ancestors, discover birthplaces and connect with natural surroundings.
The tobacco was chewed to relieve fatigue and to help conjure visions.
Today the whole country continues to conjure images of headhunters with bows
  and arrows, and bones through their noses.
But nerves, the observer effect, and pedagogic blunders can conspire to conjure
  up the wrong impression of your teaching skills.
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