conjure up

[ kon-jer, kuhn- for 1–5, 8–10, 12; kuhn-joor for 6, 7, 11 ]SEE DEFINITION OF conjure up
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONJURE UP

I try in vain to conjure up a panoramic view of the neighborhood.

It appears as if by spoken utterance we conjure up the danger.

This great evil the landlords could conjure up, but they have not been able to lay it since.

The torment of trying to conjure up that face was inconceivable.

He tried to conjure up his agony of longing for his mistress.

Yes, it was a place to conjure up all sorts of strange ideas.

Well, then, what artist had the imagination to conjure up such a conception?

We cannot now conjure up any accident that could have injured her so as to endanger her crew.

I smile as I conjure up dear mother's expression of countenance when he said this.

The spirits which I conjure up have no wish to enter the flask which I have unsealed.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "command on oath," from Old French conjurer "invoke, conjure" (12c.), from Latin coniurare "to swear together; conspire," from com- "together" (see com-) + iurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)). Magical sense is c.1300, for "constraining by spell" a demon to do one's bidding. Related: Conjured; conjuring. Phrase conjure up "cause to appear in the mind" (as if by magic) attested from 1580s.

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