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Verb (intransitive), Verb (transitive)


Verb conjure has 3 senses


conjurev. t. [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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
conjurev. i. 
     To combine together by an oath; to conspire; to confederate.  [1913 Webster]
    "Drew after him the third part of Heaven's sons
    Conjured against the Highest.
    "  [1913 Webster]
conjurev. 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."  [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.
conjurev. i. 
     To practice magical arts; to use the tricks of a conjurer; to juggle; to charm.  [1913 Webster]
    "She conjures; away with her."  [1913 Webster]


conjure, v.
1 intr. perform tricks which are seemingly magical, esp. by rapid movements of the hands.
2 tr. (usu. foll. by out of, away, to, etc.) cause to appear or disappear as if by magic (conjured a rabbit out of a hat; conjured them to a desert island; his pain was conjured away).
3 tr. call upon (a spirit) to appear.
4 intr. perform marvels.
5 tr. (often foll. by to + infin.) appeal solemnly to (a person).

conjure up
1 bring into existence or cause to appear as if by magic.
2 cause to appear to the eye or mind; evoke.
ME f. OF conjurer plot, exorcise f. L conjurare band together by oath (as com-, jurare swear)



adjure, appeal, appeal to, bamboozle, beg, beguile, beseech, betray, bid come, bluff, brace, cajole, call, call away, call back, call for, call for help, call forth, call in, call on, call out, call together, call up, call up spirits, call upon, cheat on, circumvent, cite, clamor for, conjure up, conjure up spirits, convene, convoke, crave, cry for, cry on, cry to, deceive, delude, demand, diddle, double-cross, dupe, entreat, evoke, forestall, gammon, get around, gull, hoax, hocus-pocus, hornswaggle, humbug, impetrate, implore, importune, imprecate, indent, invoke, juggle, kneel to, let down, mock, muster, muster up, obtest, order up, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outwit, overreach, page, pigeon, play one false, plead, plead for, pray, preconize, put something over, raise, raise ghosts, recall, requisition, run to, send after, send for, serve, snow, string along, subpoena, summon, summon forth, summon spirits, summon up, summons, supplicate, take in, trick, two-time




VB request, ask, beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask, beg leave, beg a boon, apply to, call to, put to, call upon, call for, make a request, address a request, prefer a request, put up a request, make a prayer, address a prayer, prefer a prayer, put up a prayer, make a petition, address a petition, prefer a petition, put up a petition, make application, make a requisition, ask trouble, ask one for, claim, offer up prayers, whistle for, beg hard, entreat, beseech, plead, supplicate, implore, conjure, adjure, obtest, cry to, kneel to, appeal to, invoke, evoke, impetrate, imprecate, ply, press, urge, beset, importune, dun, tax, clamor for, cry aloud, cry for help, fall on one's knees, throw oneself at the feet of, come down on one's marrowbones, beg from door to door, send the hat round, go a begging, mendicate, mump, cadge, beg one's bread, dance attendance on, besiege, knock at the door, bespeak, canvass, tout, make interest, court, seek, bid for, publish the banns.


VB practice sorcery, cast a nativity, conjure, exorcise, charm, enchant, bewitch, bedevil, hoodoo, voodoo, entrance, mesmerize, magnetize, fascinate, taboo, wave a wand, rub the ring, rub the lamp, cast a spell, call up spirits, call up spirits from the vasty deep, raise spirits from the dead.


VB deceive, take in, defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, bite, pluck, swindle, victimize, abuse, mystify, blind one's eyes, blindfold, hoodwink, throw dust into the eyes, dupe, gull, hoax, fool, befool, bamboozle, flimflam, hornswoggle, trick, impose upon, practice upon, play upon, put upon, palm off on, palm upon, foist upon, snatch a verdict, bluff off, bluff, bunko, four flush, gum, spoof, stuff (a ballot box), circumvent, overreach, outreach, out wit, out maneuver, steal a march upon, give the go-by, to leave in the lurch decoy, waylay, lure, beguile, delude, inveigle, entrap, intrap, ensnare, nick, springe, set a trap, lay a trap, lay a snare for, bait the hook, forelay, spread the toils, lime, trapan, trepan, kidnap, let in, hook in, nousle, nousel, blind a trail, enmesh, immesh, shanghai, catch, catch in a trap, sniggle, entangle, illaqueate, hocus, escamoter, practice on one's credulity, hum, humbug, gammon, stuff up, sell, play a trick upon one, play a practical joke upon one, put something over on one, put one over on, balk, trip up, throw a tub to a whale, fool to the top of one's bent, send on a fool's errand, make game, make a fool of, make an April fool of, make an ass of, trifle with, cajole, flatter, come over, gild the pill, make things pleasant, divert, put a good face upon, dissemble, cog, cog the dice, load the dice, stack the deck, live by one's wits, play at hide and seek, obtain money under false pretenses, conjure, juggle, practice chicanery, deacon, play off, palm off, foist off, fob-off, lie, misinform, mislead, betray, be deceived.

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