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English verb: conjure

1. conjure (creation) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic


SamplesRaise the specter of unemployment.
He conjured wild birds in the air.
Call down the spirits from the mountain.


Synonymsarouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, bless, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict


Verb groupcall forth, evoke, kick up, provoke

2. conjure (communication) ask for or request earnestly


SamplesThe prophet bid all people to become good persons.


Synonymsadjure, beseech, bid, entreat, press


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)plead

3. conjure (cognition) engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together


SamplesThey conspired to overthrow the government.


Synonymscabal, complot, conspire, machinate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)plot


Narrower (hyponym)coconspire









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