Conjure Definition

kŏnjər, kən-jo͝or
conjured, conjures, conjuring
conjured, conjures, conjuring
To be sworn in a conspiracy.
Webster's New World
To summon (a demon or spirit) as by a magic spell.
Webster's New World
To influence or effect by or as if by magic.
Tried to conjure away the doubts that beset her.
American Heritage
To call upon or entreat solemnly, esp. by some oath.
Webster's New World
To bring about by conjuration.
Webster's New World
Of or practicing folk magic.
A conjure woman.
American Heritage

(African American Vernacular) A practice of magic; hoodoo; conjuration.

conjure up
  • to cause to be or appear as by magic or legerdemain
  • to call to mind

    the music conjured up memories

Webster's New World

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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”).

    From Wiktionary


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