verb (used with object), im·ag·ined, im·ag·in·ing.
verb (used without object), im·ag·ined, im·ag·in·ing.
- imaginary number,
- imaginary part,
- imaginary unit,
Origin of imagine
Examples from the Web for imagine
“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.
It will not be easy to imagine any third mode materially different, which could rationally be proposed.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
"I can imagine how much it amused you," she said coldly and indifferently.A Conspiracy of the Carbonari|Louise Mhlbach
But the letter was, as you may imagine, written so that the writer should come to no harm were it intercepted.Barry Lyndon|William Makepeace Thackeray
And for which had every Individual been hanged, few I imagine would think that Justice had been rigorous.A General History of the Pyrates:|Daniel Defoe
Imagine all these people marquises and countesses, and what more can we want to make us happy?The Galaxy, April, 1877|Various
Word Origin for imagine
mid-14c., "to form a mental image of," from Old French imaginer "sculpt, carve, paint; decorate, embellish" (13c.), from Latin imaginari "to form a mental picture to oneself, imagine" (also, in Late Latin imaginare "to form an image of, represent"), from imago (see image). Sense of "suppose" is first recorded late 14c. Related: Imagined; imagining.