conjure

  • 1 conjuré — conjuré, ée [ kɔ̃ʒyre ] n. • 1213; lat. conjuratus → conjurer ♦ Membre d une conjuration. La scène « où Cinna rend compte de son entrevue avec les conjurés » (Voltaire). ● conjuré, conjurée nom (latin conjuratus) Personne qui prend part à une… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 conjuré — conjuré, ée (kon ju ré, rée) part. passé. 1°   Qui prend part à un complot. •   Puissent tous ses voisins ensemble conjurés Saper ses fondements encor mal assurés, CORN. Hor. IV, 5. •   Rome poursuit en vous un ennemi fatal Plus conjuré contre… …

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  • 4 conjure — ► VERB (usu. conjure up) 1) cause to appear as if by magic. 2) call to the mind. 3) call upon (a spirit) to appear by magic. 4) archaic implore to do something. ● a name to conjure with Cf. ↑a name to conjure with …

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  • 5 conjure — late 13c., command on oath, from O.Fr. conjurer invoke, conjure (12c.), from L. conjurare to swear together; conspire, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + jurare to swear (see JURY (Cf. jury) (n.)). Magical sense is c.1300, for co …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 conjure — I verb call to mind, conceive, conceptualize, contemplate, create, devise, dream up, envisage, excogitare, excogitate, fabricate, fancy, fingere, form an image, formulate, frame, give play to the imagination, have a vision, imagine, improvise,… …

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  • 8 conjure — [v1] appeal to, implore adjure, ask, beg, beseech, brace, crave, entreat, importune, pray, supplicate, urge; concept 48 Ant. disgust, turn off conjure [v2] cast spell bewitch, call upon, charm, enchant, ensorcel, entrance, exorcise, fascinate,… …

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  • 9 conjuré — Conjuré, [conjur]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe. Il est quelquefois subst. & n a d usage qu au pluriel. & l on appelle, Les Conjurez, ceux qui ont conjuré. On se saisit des conjurez. c est un des conjurez …

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  • 10 conjure — [kun′jər, kän′jər; ] for vi.1 & vt.1 [ kən joor′] vi. conjured, conjuring [ME conjuren < OFr conjurer < L conjurare, to swear together, conspire < com , together + jurare, to swear: see JURY1] 1. Obs. to be sworn in a conspiracy 2. in… …

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  • 11 Conjure — Con*jure , v. i. To combine together by an oath; to conspire; to confederate. [A Latinism] [1913 Webster] Drew after him the third part of Heaven s sons Conjured against the Highest. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 Conjure — Con jure, v. i. To practice magical arts; to use the tricks of a conjurer; to juggle; to charm. [1913 Webster] She conjures; away with her. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 conjure — CONJURE: Les conjurés ont toujours la manie de s inscrire sur une liste …

    Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • 15 conjure — is pronounced kun jǝ in the meaning ‘to perform magical tricks’ and kǝn jooǝ in the meaning ‘to beseech’ …

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  • 16 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 …

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  • 17 conjure — [[t]kʌ̱nʤə(r), AM kɑ͟ːn [/t]] conjures, conjuring, conjured 1) VERB If you conjure something out of nothing, you make it appear as if by magic. [V n from/out of n] Thirteen years ago she found herself having to conjure a career from thin air...… …

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  • 18 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… …

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  • 19 conjure up — verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (Freq. 5) raise the specter of unemployment he conjured wild birds in the air call down the spirits from the mountain • Syn: ↑raise, ↑conjure, ↑invoke, ↑ …

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  • 20 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… …

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