To conjure up
Conjure Con"jure, v. t. 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. [1913 Webster]

The habitation which your prophet . . . conjured the devil into. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To conjure up}, or make visible, as a spirit, by magic arts; hence, to invent; as, to conjure up a story; to conjure up alarms. [1913 Webster]


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  • conjure up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms conjure up : present tense I/you/we/they conjure up he/she/it conjures up present participle conjuring up past tense conjured up past participle conjured up 1) to create or achieve something difficult or… …   English dictionary

  • conjure up — I verb call to mind, conceive, create, devise, dream, envisage, envision, evoke, excogitate, fancy, ideate, imagine, invent, invoke, objectify, occur, picture, recall, recollect, remember, summon, summon up, visualize II index conceive… …   Law dictionary

  • conjure up — [v] bring to mind call, contrive, create, evoke, materialize, produce as by magic, recall, recollect, remember, review, summon, urge; concept 38 Ant. forget, ignore, neglect …   New thesaurus

  • conjure up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you conjure up a memory, picture, or idea, you create it in your mind. [V P n (not pron)] When he closed his eyes, he could conjure up in exact colour almost every event of his life... [V P n (not pron)] When we think of… …   English dictionary

  • conjure up — Synonyms and related words: bid come, bring back, bring to mind, call, call away, call back, call for, call forth, call in, call out, call to mind, call together, call up, call up spirits, cite, conjure, conjure up spirits, convene, convoke,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • conjure up — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To summon] Syn. call, invoke, materialize; see summon 1 , urge 2 . 2. [To recollect] Syn. recall, evoke, call to mind, bring to mind; see remember 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • conjure up — verb a) To create or produce something, seemingly magically b) To generate (an image or an idea) in ones mind …   Wiktionary

  • conjure up — invoke, bring to mind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Conjure — Con jure, v. t. 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. [1913 Webster] The habitation which your prophet . . . conjured the devil into …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conjure — con|jure [ˈkʌndʒə US ˈka:ndʒər, ˈkʌn ] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: conjurer, from Latin, from com ( COM ) + jurare to swear ] 1.) [I and T] to perform clever tricks in which you seem to make things appear, disappear, or change by… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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