Definitions for: Imagine


[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"
[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?"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.
--Milton.

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

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