See also: conjuré
- Senses relating to magic tricks and imagination:
- Senses relating to religious or solemn actions:
- (intransitive) To perform magic tricks.
- He started conjuring at the age of 15, and is now a famous stage magician.
- (transitive) To summon (a devil, etc.) using supernatural power.
- (intransitive, archaic) To practice black magic.
- (transitive, archaic) To enchant or bewitch.
- (transitive) To evoke. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- (transitive) To imagine or picture in the mind.
- 1838 (date written), L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter V, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. […], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, […], published 1842, OCLC 1000392275, page 51:
- There was a deep silence, while Helen's vivid fancy conjured up the scene. She knew the small neat room—she had been with Mrs. Palmer to see it; the cheerful garden filled with flowers, the hum of the distant play-ground, the rosy clusters of an acacia-tree, whose branches almost came in at the window;...
- (transitive, archaic) To make an urgent request to; to appeal to or beseech.
- 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299:
- 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.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To conspire or plot.
to perform magic tricks
to summon using supernatural power
to practice black magic
to imagine or picture in the mind
to make an urgent request to; to appeal
- inflection of :
- Alternative form of