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What does imagine mean?
To imagine is to form a mental likeness of something or someone not present, as in Imagine flying in a rocket to Mars.
To imagine also means to think of something, especially in a way that it is not currently, as in Imagine what the house might look like after all these years.
To imagine is also to assume, as in Oh dear, the teacher imagined that we all did our homework.
Finally, to imagine can mean to guess, as in Can you imagine what it would be like for it to snow in the summer?
Example: I can’t imagine they will take much longer, so we should just wait here.
Where does imagine come from?
The first records of the term imagine come from the 1300s. It ultimately comes from the Latin imāginārī.
Imagine is sometimes used for describing daydreaming, especially about something that you might find pleasant but probably cannot happen. A famous example of this is John Lennon’s song “Imagine,” which asks the listener to imagine a world without greed, hatred, or suffering. And in his song “God’s Plan,” which is about his belief that everything happens for a reason, Drake sings, “Imagine if I never met the broskis.”
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How is imagine used in real life?
Imagine is commonly used in casual conversations to talk about forming mental images.
Could you imagine loving and raising a child only to have that child record a live concert on their phone?
— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) April 15, 2018
My life is strange imagine living in a dream world that u didn't dream
— Liam (@LiamPayne) June 2, 2014
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Imagine what it must be like to cross the Shibuya Scramble Crossing.
How to use imagine in a sentence
It’s hard to even imagine school without a classic Mead Composition Book.
Just imagine if the more than 200,000 people who voted in Jefferson County, Kentucky, during the primary had actually shown up at the county’s only polling location.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it)|John Kennedy|September 17, 2020|Popular-Science
“It’s actually not possible to imagine an AP class being shut down abruptly at Scripps Ranch High or many others,” Lewis writes.Morning Report: Lincoln Abruptly Canceled AP Class|Voice of San Diego|September 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It’s actually not possible to imagine an AP class being shut down abruptly at Scripps Ranch High or many others.When a Calculus Class Abruptly Became Ceramics at Lincoln High|Scott Lewis|September 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Now imagine that you want to insert a new edge connecting two nodes in a planar graph, say nodes 1 and 6 in the example below.A New Algorithm for Graph Crossings, Hiding in Plain Sight|Stephanie DeMarco|September 15, 2020|Quanta Magazine
“You can imagine the sound of that gun on a Bronx street,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says.
Imagine waking up to find a guy who looks like a tech startup employee eating your charred crispy leg.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If you think divorce between two people is messy and traumatic, imagine divorcing yourself.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Imagine living 28 years—your whole life—trapped inside the wrong body.
Now imagine that one day hope appeared, an unexpected opportunity to free yourself, to finally be yourself.
I would ask you to imagine it translated into every language, a common material of understanding throughout all the world.
And furthermore, I imagine something else about this—quite unlike the old Bible—I imagine all of it periodically revised.
You may imagine the effect this missive produced upon the proud, high-minded doctor of divinity.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
We can imagine that, as soon as a printed book ceased to be a great rarity, it became an object of great abhorrence.
I thought you said Meadowville, and never havin' been there, I didn't see how I could imagine the station.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd