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im·ag·ine

imagine

 
 
pronunciation:
mae jihn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
grammatical pattern:
verb + WH + clause, verb + gerund, verb + smth/smby + to be, verb + smby/smth + noun/adj., verb + that
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: imagines, imagining, imagined
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.[verb + WH + clause ] Can you imagine living in an underwater world?[verb + gerund ] The teacher asked the students to imagine what their lives would be like in the future.[verb + WH + clause ] The hotel room was not what I had imagined.I had imagined the apartment to be much bigger.[verb + smth/smby + to be ] She had imagined him more handsome, but she found him attractive nonetheless.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj. ]
 
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.[verb + that ]
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.
She was imagining, dreaming of things she would someday accomplish.
synonyms:
visualize
similar words:
conceive, create, dream, ideate, think
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Imagine comes from imaginari, a Latin word that means "to form an image in one's own mind."
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