Conjure Con*jure" (k[o^]n*j[=u]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conjured} (-j[=u]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Conjuring}.] [F. conjurer, fr. L. conjurare to swear together, to conspire; con- + jurare to swear. See {Jury}.] To call on or summon by a sacred name or in solemn manner; to implore earnestly; to adjure. [1913 Webster]

I conjure you, let him know, Whate'er was done against him, Cato did it. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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