Nor can Saudi Arabia expect to conjure up a new league between Arab states as a strategic alternative to America.
It used to be that the only political villains we could conjure up were men.
The designs might make a viewer yearn to consume, to expand her wardrobe, but they do not conjure up a fantasy.
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.