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Synonyms for conjure


conjure something up


Synonyms for conjure

to make an earnest or urgent request

Synonyms for conjure

ask for or request earnestly

engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

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The most environmentally far-reaching of the tales, then, "The Gray Wolf's Ha'nt" tells how Dan--who buries his "life charm," conjured by Aunt Peggy of "roots and yarbs," under a live-oak tree deep in the forest (174)--is tricked into assuming the form of a gray wolf and killing his own wife Mahaly.
The monk who commissioned the alterations was quoted as saying the pockets were to accommodate keys and a cellphone, leading to "the image giddily conjured by the Italian press, which depicted followers of the saint who by legend spoke to birds trading their asceticism for text messaging, digital paging, and caller ID.
George Thorogood opened with his blues-soaked renditions of Diddley's hits such as ``Who Do You Love'' and ``Bo Diddley/I'm a Man,'' while the piano-playing Ivan Neville, son of Aaron Neville, conjured the rambunctiousness of Little Richard's ``Good Golly, Miss Molly,'' ``Keep- a-Knockin' '' and ``Rip It Up.
In An Imaginary Tale, Paul Nahin tells the 2,000-year-old history of one of mathematics' most elusive numbers, the square root of minus one, also know as i, and recreates the baffling mathematical problems that conjured it up and the colorful characters who tried to solve them.
Without stooping to direct quotes, Welch conjured choreography one has hated, laughed at, loved, or been spooked by.
We conjured up our 'Workforce Psychic Village' after we had a premonition that Friday the 13th would be a fun medium to channel our message to these talented graduates," said Cynthia Walker, Chamber workforce consultant who coordinates the Graduate Retention Initiative.
As the largest collection of his work assembled by an art institution to date, the show had an unexpected graciousness, but the sculptures still conjured a host of enigmatic associations, with implied narratives and formal tensions embedded in their flatly painted veneers.
Physicists should tune up their skepticism and examine more prosaic explanations before accepting the notion that something can be conjured out of nothing just by splitting temporal hairs.
The rest of Orixa, meanwhile, conjured up sizable temblors that sent the crowd riding across the floor on a sonic wave of bass and groove and Latin beats.
So you became familiar with the rosters of teams and if someone said the Pirates you immediately conjured up the notion of Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski.
Seen from the street, a floor of flashing lights becomes something perplexing, even uncanny; and think of the anger and frustration captured in a screwed-up ball of paper or conjured by that damn doorstop.
Until I'd been there, Casablanca conjured up images of wizened old men burbling on hookahs, camel trains loaded with exotic goods from the Sahara and smoky, intrigue-filled bazaars.
Stone's installation conjured nightmares of premature burial, or, alternately, visions of pod people being hatched (the rubber hoses suggested a high-tech umbilical cord).
14, 1998--Think of London and what images are conjured up?
Huddersfield Circle of Magicians has conjured up plenty of talent in its day but now wants to pull a few new members out of the hat.