conjure Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
- raise the specter of unemployment
- he conjured wild birds in the air
- call down the spirits from the mountain
verb ask for or request earnestly
beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
- The prophet bid all people to become good persons
verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
complot; machinate; cabal; conspire.
- They conspired to overthrow the government
Con*jure" transitive verb
To call on or summon by a sacred name or in solemn manner; to implore earnestly; to adjure.
I conjure you, let him know, Whate'er was done against him, Cato did it. Addison.
Con*jure" intransitive verb
To combine together by an eath; to conspire; to confederate.A Latinism
Drew after him the third part of Heaven's sons Conjured against the Highest. Milton.
Con"jure transitive verb
To affect or effect by conjuration; to call forth or send away by magic arts; to excite or alter, as if by magic or by the aid of supernatural powers.
The habitation which your prophet . . . conjured the devil into. Shak.
Con"jure intransitive verb
To practice magical arts; to use the tricks of a conjurer; to juggle; to charm.
She conjures; away with her. Shak.