(African American Vernacular) A practice of magic; hoodoo; conjuration.
- to cause to be or appear as by magic or legerdemain
- to call to mind
the music conjured up memories
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Origin of Conjure
Middle English conjuren from Old French conjurer to use a spell from Late Latin coniūrāre to pray by something holy from Latin to swear together com- com- iūrāre to swear yewes- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English, from Old French conjurer, from Latin coniūrō (“I swear together; conspire”), from con- (“with, together”) + iūro (“I swear or take an oath”).
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