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

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. Unabridged
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conjure (ˈkʌndʒə)
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]

conjuring (ˈkʌndʒərɪŋ)
1.  the performance of tricks that appear to defy natural laws
2.  denoting or relating to such tricks or entertainment

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Word Origin & History

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
Nor are you alone in conjuring up irrelevant interview scenarios.
No use fretting over it, conjuring up stories or motives or speculating widely.
Since then, the continent's financial woes have kept our cover designer busy
  conjuring up various ways to depict doom and despair.
But her real talent lies in conjuring up lives lived elsewhere and long ago.
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