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imagine

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of imagine

  1. 1 to form a mental picture of she was determined to have the wedding that she had always imagined Synonyms of imagine conceit [chiefly dialect], conceive, conjure (up), dream, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, fantasy, feature, ideate, image, picture, see, vision, visualize Words Related to imagine daydream, stargaze; hallucinate; re-create, reflect, relive, reminisce; contemplate, meditate, muse, ponder, ruminate; concoct, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, plan, project; foresee, prefigure

  2. 2 to have as an opinion I imagine that's true, but you still have to prove it Synonyms of imagine allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, believe, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, thinkWords Related to imagine regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms of imagine distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject

  3. 3 to form an opinion from little or no evidence I imagine things will change rapidly once we begin Synonyms of imagine assume, conjecture, daresay, guess, presume, speculate, suppose, surmise, suspect, suspicion [chiefly dialect]Words Related to imagine conclude, deduce, gather, infer; hypothecate, hypothesize, theorize; believe, conceive, expect, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], take, thinkNear Antonyms of imagine demonstrate, document, establish, prove, substantiate, validate; ascertain, determine, find out, learn

Synonym Discussion of imagine

think, conceive, imagine, fancy, realize, envisage, envision mean to form an idea of. think implies the entrance of an idea into one's mind with or without deliberate consideration or reflection.
    • I just thought of a good joke
conceive suggests the forming and bringing forth and usually developing of an idea, plan, or design.
    • conceived of a new marketing approach
imagine stresses a visualization.
    • imagine you're at the beach
fancy suggests an imagining often unrestrained by reality but spurred by desires.
    • fancied himself a super athlete
realize stresses a grasping of the significance of what is conceived or imagined.
    • realized the enormity of the task ahead
envisage and envision imply a conceiving or imagining that is especially clear or detailed.
    • envisaged a totally computerized operation
    • envisioned a cure for the disease

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