conjure: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kon'jur, kun'- for 1–5, 8–10, 12 kun&sylpj&oobrever' for 6, 7, 11), [key]
— v., n. -jured, -jur•ing,
  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 fol. by up): She seemed to have conjured up the person she was talking about.
  5. to bring to mind; recall (usually fol. by up): to conjure up the past.
  6. to appeal to solemnly or earnestly: I conjure you to hear my plea.
  7. to charge solemnly.
  1. to call upon or command a devil or spirit by invocation or spell.
  2. to practice magic.
  3. to practice legerdemain.
  4. to conspire.
  1. an act or instance of witchcraft or voodoo, esp. a spell.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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