Definition of


  1. (verb, cognition) engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
  2. (verb, communication) ask for or request earnestly
  3. (verb, creation) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    he conjured wild birds in the air
    call down the spirits from the mountain

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Alternate forms of Conjure

Derivations: conjuration, conjurer, conjuring, conjuror, conjury

Hyponyms: anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, bless, coconspire, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict

Hypernyms: create, make, plead, plot

Origin of the word Conjure

  1. 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. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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