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    Default conjure up and stir up

    Could anyone explain me, pleas, when do you use conjure up and when do you use stir up? As my dictionnary shows both these verbs as sinonymus of evoke.

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    Default Re: conjure up and stir up

    'Stir up' is negative to me, while 'conjure up' can be positive or negative.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...onjure+up.html
    http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...s/stir+up.html

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    Default Re: conjure up and stir up

    In my mind, "conjure up" means to create an idea, thought or atmosphere, while "stir up" means to remind one of a previously stored away idea or thought. Just my own interpretation, though.

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