Word: conjure
Context sentence: The image conjured up by this sentence is idiomatic expressions that render the idea of prevarication, and so in the process of interlingual translation one idiom is substituted for another.
Source: Susan, Bassnett Translation Studies Third edition Taylor and Francis Group
Definition: to make something appear as a picture in your mind
eg: That smell always conjures up memories of holidays in France.
Noun: conjuring

Here are some more sentences with conjure up - see the kind of items that can be objects of this verb.


His design had to reveal the pattern and phrasing of the dream world he wished to conjure up.

He strained to conjure up her face and her voice, but they had vanished, as completely as though the memory had been cut out of his brain.

The very words `sheltered housing' conjure up an image of elderly people who need protection.

When searching for the right adjective, bear in mind that your effect on the reader will be stronger if you can create physical sensation, if you can make the reader conjure up a colour, a texture, a smell or a sound, rather than using a word like `soothing', or `lovely' or (worst of all) `evocative'
Large white daisies for me conjure up thoughts of warm summer meadows, the scent of freshly cut hay and the buzzing of busy insects.
The little room seemed to conjure up a scene from the past, an almost timeless memory.
The imagery and language help conjure up the bleak picture of death in the two poems.