conjure

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See also: conjuré

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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conjure (third-person singular simple present conjures, present participle conjuring, simple past and past participle conjured)

  1. (intransitive) To perform magic tricks.
  2. (transitive) To summon up using supernatural power, as a devil
  3. (intransitive) To practice black magic.
  4. (transitive) To evoke.
  5. (transitive) To imagine or picture in the mind.
  6. (transitive) To make an urgent request to; to appeal to or beseech.
    • Addison
      I conjure you, let him know, / Whate'er was done against him, Cato did it.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      Stammering out something, I knew not what, I rolled away from him against the wall, and then conjured him, whoever or whatever he might be, to keep quiet, and let me get up and light the lamp again.
  7. (intransitive, obsolete) To conspire or plot.
    • Milton
      Drew after him the third part of Heaven's sons / Conjured against the Highest.

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Noun[edit]

conjure (uncountable)

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

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French[edit]

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conjure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of conjurer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of conjurer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of conjurer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of conjurer
  5. second-person singular imperative of conjurer

Portuguese[edit]

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conjure

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of conjurar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of conjurar
  3. third-person singular imperative of conjurar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

conjure

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of conjurar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of conjurar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of conjurar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of conjurar.