conjure up

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

  1. (idiomatic)   To create or produce something, seemingly magically.
  2. (idiomatic)   To generate (an image or an idea) in one's mind.
    • 2012 March-April, Jan Sapp, “Race Finished”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 164:
      Few concepts are as emotionally charged as that of race. The word conjures up a mixture of associations—culture, ethnicity, genetics, subjugation, exclusion and persecution. But is the tragic history of efforts to define groups of people by race really a matter of the misuse of science, the abuse of a valid biological concept?