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con·jure

 (kŏn′jər, kən-jo͝or′)
v. con·jured, con·jur·ing, con·jures
v.tr.
1.
a. To summon (a devil or spirit) by magical or supernatural power.
b. To influence or effect by or as if by magic: tried to conjure away the doubts that beset her.
2.
a. To call or bring to mind; evoke: "Arizona conjures up an image of stark deserts for most Americans" (American Demographics).
b. To imagine; picture: "a sight to store away, then conjure up someday when they were no longer together" (Nelson DeMille).
3. Archaic To call on or entreat solemnly, especially by an oath.
v.intr.
1. To perform magic tricks, especially by sleight of hand.
2.
a. To summon a devil by magic or supernatural power.
b. To practice black magic.
n. (kŏn′jər) Chiefly Southern US
See hoodoo.
adj. Chiefly Southern US
Of or practicing folk magic: a conjure woman.

[Middle English conjuren, from Old French conjurer, to use a spell, from Late Latin coniūrāre, to pray by something holy, from Latin, to swear together : com-, com- + iūrāre, to swear; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.]

conjuring

(ˈkʌndʒərɪŋ)
n
the performance of tricks that appear to defy natural laws
adj
denoting or relating to such tricks or entertainment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conjuring - calling up a spirit or devilconjuring - calling up a spirit or devil  
magic, thaumaturgy - any art that invokes supernatural powers
summoning, evocation - calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations

conjuring

noun magic, juggling, trickery, sleight of hand, legerdemain, prestidigitation The show includes performances of conjuring, dancing, and exhibitions of strength.
Translations

conjuring

[ˈkʌndʒərɪŋ]
B. CPD conjuring trick Njuego m de manos

conjuring

nZaubern nt; (= performance)Zauberei f; conjuring trickZaubertrick m, → (Zauber)kunststück nt

conjuring

[ˈkʌndʒərɪŋ]
2. adj conjuring trickgioco di prestigio
References in classic literature ?
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As you shall see, I invented many stories for David, practising the telling of them by my fireside as if they were conjuring feats, while Irene knew only one, but she told it as never has any other fairy-tale been told in my hearing.
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THE CONJURING 2 (15) HHH HH IN 1976, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) visit the Amityville house where Ronald DeFeo Jr was convicted of killing six members of his family.
THE CONJURING 2 (15) IN 1976, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera FV armiga) visit the Amityville house where Ronald DeFeo Jr was convicted of killing six members of his family.
THE CONJURING 2 (15) IN 1976, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) visit the Amityville house where Ronald DeFeo Jr was convicted of killing six members of his family.