Definition of imagine
- imagine accidents at every turn
- imagines himself to be a charming conversationalist
a writer who has imagined an entire world of amazing creatures
He asked us to imagine a world without poverty or war.
It's hard for me to imagine having children.
He was imagining all sorts of terrible things happening.
“What was that sound? I think there's someone in the house!” “Oh, you're just imagining things.”
I imagine it will snow at some point today.
It's difficult to imagine that these changes will really be effective.
The company will do better next year, I imagine.
It was worse than they had imagined.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to think of or create (something that is not real) in your mind
: to form a picture or idea in your mind of (something that is not real or present)
: to have or form (an idea or opinion that is not accurate or based on reality)
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