Learning English

Word: Conjure

Conjure (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

If you had to conjure up a personality that is the polar opposite of the current president of the United States, it would look a lot like Soros.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Described by The Guardian as “an understated, wise guide through uncertain territory”, what brings Reid’s lyrics to life are her unique voice and accompanying soundscapes, which conjure the rugged beaches and mountains of Aotearoa, the Port Chalmers harbour of her home, and the roaming, open territory of the road. 

Source: www.festival.nz

Meaning: Make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere; Call (an image) to the mind; (of a word, sound, smell, etc.) Cause someone to think of (something)

Synonyms

Evoke, Invoke, Arouse, Bring up, Kindle, Envisage, Imagine

Antonyms

Hint, Imply, Intimate, Suggest

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

You can remember the word “Con-jure” bu relating it to “Con Man” – a man who cheats or tricks someone by gaining their trust and persuading them to believe something that is not true. Imagine a con man cheating you by conjuring a document out of nowhere and making you believe his lies. How unethical! Remember thus.

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