imagine ( imagines 3rd person present) ( imagining present participle) ( imagined past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you imagine something, you think about it and your mind forms a picture or idea of it.
He could not imagine a more peaceful scene... V n/-ing
Can you imagine how she must have felt when Mary Brent turned up with me in tow?... V wh
Imagine you're lying on a beach, listening to the steady rhythm of waves lapping the shore... V that
I can't imagine you being unfair to anyone, Leigh. V n -ing/prep
2 verb If you imagine that something is the case, you think that it is the case.
I imagine you're referring to Jean-Paul Sartre... V that
`Was he meeting someone?'—`I imagine so.' V so/not
3 verb If you imagine something, you think that you have seen, heard, or experienced that thing, although actually you have not.
I realised that I must have imagined the whole thing. V n, Also V that
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 conceive, conceptualize, conjure up, create, devise, dream up (informal) envisage, fantasize, form a mental picture of, frame, invent, picture, plan, project, scheme, see in the mind's eye, think of, think up, visualize
2 apprehend, assume, believe, conjecture, deduce, deem, fancy, gather, guess (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) infer, realize, suppose, surmise, suspect, take for granted, take it, think
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