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imagine

im·ag·ine

imagine

 
pronunciation:
mae jihn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: imagined, imagines, imagining
definition 1: to create mental images of (something not known, not real, or not yet real).
I could not imagine what my real father might look like.Can you imagine living in an underwater world?The teacher asked the students to imagine what their lives would be like in the future.The hotel room was not what I had imagined.
 
synonyms:
dream, envision, fancy, ideate, picture, prefigure, reproduce, think, visualize
similar words:
conceive, fantasy
definition 2: to guess or assume; suppose.
I imagine that he will be here tomorrow, but I can't really say for sure.
synonyms:
assume, believe, fancy, guess, reckon, suppose, think
similar words:
conclude, judge, presume, suspect
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to create mental images of things not present to the senses.
synonyms:
visualize
similar words:
conceive, create, dream, ideate, think
Word History
Imagine comes from imaginari, a Latin word that means "to form an image in one's own mind."
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Word Parts
The word imagine contains the following part:
imag Latin root that means likeness