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Conjure vs. Exorcise — What's the Difference?

Conjure vs. Exorcise — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Conjure and Exorcise

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Conjure

To summon (a devil or spirit) by magical or supernatural power.
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Exorcise

To expel (an evil spirit), as by incantation, command, or prayer.
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Conjure

To influence or effect by or as if by magic
Tried to conjure away the doubts that beset her.
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Exorcise

To eliminate or suppress (a malign influence or negative feeling, for example)
"the man most Americans now loved to like as they exorcised the defeatist spirit of the 1960s" (Gil Troy).
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Conjure

To call or bring to mind; evoke
"Arizona conjures up an image of stark deserts for most Americans" (American Demographics).
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Exorcise

To free from or rid of an evil spirit, malign influence, or other harmful factor
"Kaiser Wilhelm II's puritanical wife ... sent her personal chaplain to exorcise the palace rooms Leopold had been staying in" (Adam Hochschild).
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Conjure

To imagine; picture
"a sight to store away, then conjure up someday when they were no longer together" (Nelson DeMille).
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Exorcise

(transitive) To drive out (an evil spirit) from a person, place or thing, especially by an incantation or prayer.
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Conjure

(Archaic) To call on or entreat solemnly, especially by an oath.
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Exorcise

(transitive) To rid (a person, place or thing) of an evil spirit.
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Conjure

To perform magic tricks, especially by sleight of hand.
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Exorcise

To cast out, as a devil, evil spirits, etc., by conjuration or summoning by a holy name, or by certain ceremonies; to expel (a demon) or to conjure (a demon) to depart out of a person possessed by one.
He impudently excorciseth devils in the church.
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Conjure

To summon a devil by magic or supernatural power.
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Exorcise

To deliver or purify from the influence of an evil spirit or demon.
Exorcise the beds and cross the walls.
Mr. Spectator . . . do all you can to exorcise crowds who are . . . processed as I am.
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Conjure

To practice black magic.
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Exorcise

Expel through adjuration or prayers;
Exorcise evil spirits
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Conjure

See hoodoo.
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Conjure

Of or practicing folk magic
A conjure woman.
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Conjure

(intransitive) To perform magic tricks.
He started conjuring at the age of 15, and is now a famous stage magician.
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Conjure

(transitive) To summon (a devil, etc.) using supernatural power.
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Conjure

To practice black magic.
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Conjure

To enchant or bewitch.
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Conjure

(transitive) To evoke. en
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Conjure

(transitive) To imagine or picture in the mind.
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Conjure

To make an urgent request to; to appeal to or beseech.
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Conjure

To conspire or plot.
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Conjure

(African American Vernacular English) The practice of magic; hoodoo; conjuration.
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Conjure

To call on or summon by a sacred name or in solemn manner; to implore earnestly; to adjure.
I conjure you, let him know,Whate'er was done against him, Cato did it.
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Conjure

To combine together by an oath; to conspire; to confederate.
Drew after him the third part of Heaven's sonsConjured against the Highest.
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Conjure

To affect or effect by conjuration; to call forth or send away by magic arts; to excite or alter, as if by magic or by the aid of supernatural powers.
The habitation which your prophet . . . conjured the devil into.
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Conjure

To practice magical arts; to use the tricks of a conjurer; to juggle; to charm.
She conjures; away with her.
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Conjure

Evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic;
Raise the specter of unemployment
He conjured wild birds in the air
Stir a disturbance
Call down the spirits from the mountain
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Conjure

Ask for or request earnestly;
The prophet bid all people to become good persons
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Conjure

Engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together;
They conspired to overthrow the government
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