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Meaning of IMAGINE

Pronunciation:  i'majin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
  2. [v]  form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"

IMAGINE is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: conceive of, envisage, guess, ideate, opine, reckon, suppose, think
 See Also: anticipate, create by mental act, create mentally, daydream, divine, dream, envision, expect, fancy, fantasise, fantasize, figure, foresee, image, picture, prefigure, project, see, stargaze, suspect, think, visualise, visualize, woolgather



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Im*ag"ine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imagined}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Imagining}.] [F. imaginer, L. imaginari, p. p.
    imaginatus, fr. imago image. See {Image}.]
    1. To form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental
       image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination.
             In the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a
             bush supposed a bear!                 --Shak.
    2. To contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass;
       to purpose. See {Compass}, v. t., 5.
             How long will ye imagine mischief against a man?
                                                   --Ps. lxii. 3.
    3. To represent to one's self; to think; to believe. --Shak.
    Syn: To fancy; conceive; apprehend; think; believe; suppose;
         opine; deem; plan; scheme; devise.
  2. \Im*ag"ine\, v. i.
    1. To form images or conceptions; to conceive; to devise.
    2. To think; to suppose.
             My sister is not so defenseless left As you imagine.
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