Definition of imagine
imaginingplay \i-ˈmaj-niŋ, -ˈma-jə-\
1 : to form a mental image of (something not present) imagine accidents at every turn
4 : to form a notion of without sufficient basis : fancy imagines himself to be a charming conversationalist
1 : to use the imagination
2 : believe 3
Examples of imagine in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of imagine from the Web
But even if that end remains elusive, there are plenty of other reasons to hope for a fairer, more equitable school system of the kind Gates imagines.
But bigger than just the summation of the details inside, tiny homes — and the tiny-home lifestyle — aren’t always what people imagine.
Imagine four gleaming white towers designed by Richard Meyer, encompassing 80 rooms and 150 apartments run by the Four Seasons, and a charming Spanish Revival building built at the turn-of-the-century, now housing Le Sirenuse.
A more apt description of what Kael’s review did for Beatty is hard to imagine.
Read more: Last year, Achatz and business partner Nick Kokonas hit reset — shutting down their decade-old flagship culinary institution for months to re-imagine the physical space and to rewrite every recipe on the Alinea menu.
Such a scene would have been difficult to imagine in December 2015 when the Public Utilities Commission voted to end net metering — as the credits paid to panel-owning homeowners for power sent back to the grid are called.
Imagine if Carly Rae Jepsen bought a house on Fire Island and just regularly performed from her deck.
Part of our series of essays from leaders imagining the future of Columbia.
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Origin and Etymology of imagine
Middle English, from Anglo-French imaginer, from Latin imaginari, from imagin-, imago image
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of imagine
IMAGINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of imagine for English Language Learners
: 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)
IMAGINE Defined for Kids
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