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conjure (mostly “co'njure,” occas. “conju're”)
1. to call upon solemnly, adjure Gent. II. vii. 2; absol. Ham. IV. iii. 67 (see CONGRUE).
2. to influence by incantation, charm, or magic (freq.) Oth. I. iii. 105; with infinitive Tim. I. i. 7 “all these spirits thy power Hath c-'d to attend,” Lr. II. i. 41; with adv. Rom. II. i. 26 “Till she had laid it, and c-'d it down” ; esp. “conjure up” (not pre-S.), to raise or bring into existence as by magic, to cause to appear to the fancy MND. III. ii. 158, Cæs. II. i. 323; cf. Mer.V. I. iii. 35, Wint. V. iii. 40, 1H4 IV. iii. 43 “You from the breast of civil peace Such bold hostility” ; used absol. Err. III. i. 34 “Dost thou for wenches?,” H5 V. ii. 317, Troil. V. ii. 122 “I cannot conjure.”
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 2.1
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    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2
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