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.
Origin and Etymology of imagine
Middle English, from Anglo-French imaginer, from Latin imaginari, from imagin-, imago image
First Known Use: 14th century
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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