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CONJURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conjure mean? 

CONJURE (verb)
  The verb CONJURE has 3 senses:

1. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
2. ask for or request earnestly
3. engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

  Familiarity information: CONJURE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONJURE (verb)


Sense 1conjure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

conjure up; conjure; call down; bring up; invoke; call forth; put forward; arouse; evoke; stir; raise

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "conjure" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conjure"):

anathemise; anathemize; bedamn; beshrew; curse; damn; imprecate; maledict (wish harm upon; invoke evil upon)

bless (give a benediction to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2conjure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask for or request earnestly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

entreat; beseech; adjure; conjure; bid; press

Context example:

The prophet bid all people to become good persons

Hypernyms (to "conjure" is one way to...):

plead (appeal or request earnestly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Sense 3conjure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

cabal; complot; conspire; machinate; conjure

Context example:

They conspired to overthrow the government

Hypernyms (to "conjure" is one way to...):

plot (plan secretly, usually something illegal)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conjure"):

coconspire (conspire together)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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