What does conjure mean?

Definitions for conjureˈkɒn dʒər, ˈkʌn- for 1–5, 8–10, 12 ; kənˈdʒʊər for 6, 7, 11

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word conjure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth(verb)

    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

    "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

  2. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure(verb)

    ask for or request earnestly

    "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

  3. conspire, cabal, complot, conjure, machinate(verb)

    engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

    "They conspired to overthrow the government"


  1. conjure(Noun)

    A practice of magic; hoodoo; conjuration.

  2. conjure(Verb)

    To perform magic tricks.

  3. conjure(Verb)

    To summon up using supernatural power, as a devil

  4. conjure(Verb)

    To practice black magic.

  5. conjure(Verb)

    To evoke.

  6. conjure(Verb)

    To imagine or picture in the mind.

  7. conjure(Verb)

    To make an urgent request to; to appeal to or beseech.

  8. conjure(Verb)

    To conspire or plot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conjure(verb)

    to call on or summon by a sacred name or in solemn manner; to implore earnestly; to adjure

  2. Conjure(verb)

    to combine together by an oath; to conspire; to confederate

  3. Conjure(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

  4. Conjure(verb)

    to practice magical arts; to use the tricks of a conjurer; to juggle; to charm

  5. Origin: [F. conjurer, fr. L. conjurare to swear together, to conspire; con- + jurare to swear. See Jury.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conjure

    kun′jėr and kon-jōōr′ (con′jure, generally of the art of legerdemain, &c.; conjure′, of actions treated as religious or solemn), v.i. to practise magical arts: to make an invocation: (obs.) to conspire.—v.t. to call on or summon by a sacred name or in a solemn manner: to implore earnestly: to compel (a spirit) by incantations: to enchant: to raise up or frame needlessly; to effect by jugglery:—pr.p. con′juring; pa.p. con′jured.—ns. Conjurā′tion, act of summoning by a sacred name or solemnly: enchantment; Con′jurātor, a conspirator; Conjure′ment, adjuration; Con′jurer, -or, one who practises magic: an enchanter: (kon-jōō′ror) one bound by oath with others; Con′juring, magic-working: the production of effects apparently miraculous by natural means; Con′jury, magic. [Fr.,—L. con, together, and jurāre, to swear.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conjure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conjure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gustave Flaubert, "Madame Bovary":

    Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars.

  2. Alexis Rodrguez-Duarte:

    They have a wonderful collaborative relationship that creates beautiful photographs, they work at the intersection of fashion and portraiture and conjure a special mix of artifice…Through this collection people will see the range of contributions Cuban-Americans have made to this society.

  3. Anthon St Maarten:

    Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass - to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that.

  4. Robert Heinlein:

    Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forgot this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and there freedoms.

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Translations for conjure

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • призовавам, апелирам, умолявам, въобразявам сиBulgarian
  • bitten, hervorrufen, heraufbeschwören, herbeirufen, sich einbilden, zaubernGerman
  • जादू करनाHindi
  • kérHungarian
  • evoco, invoco, accioLatin
  • zwarte magie beoefenen, oproepen, goochelen, een dringend verzoek indienen, ontbieden, zich inbeeldenDutch
  • trylleNorwegian
  • evocar, conjurar, convocar, invocarPortuguese
  • воображать, магия, умолять, вызывать, заниматься, призывать, духи, фокус, колдовать, представлять, показыватьRussian
  • تصوّر میں لاناUrdu

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