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conjure (verb) make tricks of magic; call up a ghost or spirit as if by magic; make something appear like a picture in the mind.

To demonstrate tricks of magic is to conjure. When a magician conjures an object, they make it appear and disappear as they wish. One of the standard tricks of magicians is to conjure a rabbit out of a hat. That is, they make the rabbit pop out of the hat. When someone calls up a ghost or a spirit by uttering mysterious words, they conjure up spirits. Some people claim to have the power of calling up the spirits of the dead from their graves. When they do this they conjure up the spirits. A sight, sound, etc., might make you remember a similar sight, sound, etc., you have experienced in the past. When that happens, such a sight, sound, etc., conjure up your past experiences.

  • When a magician conjures things he makes them appear as if from nowhere only by clever tricks. He cannot really create the things which he conjures.
  • Social movies present quick fix solutions to social problems which are too complicated to resolve by such solutions. Also the solutions so conjured up in the movies may fail in practice.
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