verb (used with object), im·ag·ined, im·ag·in·ing.
verb (used without object), im·ag·ined, im·ag·in·ing.
Origin of imagine
Synonyms for imagine
noun, plural i·ma·goes, i·ma·gi·nes [ih-mey-guh-neez, ih-mah-] /ɪˈmeɪ gəˌniz, ɪˈmɑ-/.
Origin of imago
Related Words for imaginesenvision, figure, devise, frame, fancy, fantasy, envisage, visualize, create, feature, scheme, image, picture, form, perceive, depict, fantasize, plan, spark, realize
Examples from the Web for imagines
Contemporary Examples of imagines
A new book from Mallory Ortberg imagines what literary legends including King Lear and Jane Eyre would have texted.What Would Jane Eyre Sext?
December 23, 2014
He also imagines her dancing a sexually aggressive spotlit dance.
Most bravely perhaps, Maka, 45, imagines some comedic moments.The Surprisingly Good Flight 370 Novel: Author Scott Maka Defends His Controversial Book
June 14, 2014
In those anonymous italics again, Kibbe imagines unnamed folks saying, “Check this out: This senator is speaking truth to power.”Why The Tea Party Won’t Go Away And More Wisdom From Matt Kibbe
April 23, 2014
For a moment, Tiffany imagines her two friends doing something slightly wicked, like joy-riding around Syracuse.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town
E. Jean Carroll
April 19, 2014
Historical Examples of imagines
Some faces show more plainly in the moonlight, or one imagines so.Quaint Courtships
He sees the hearth in the middle and imagines the fire blazing there.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
Nobody, even in revolutionary France, imagines that it will work.The American Mind
He imagines that the thought had proceeded out of his own heart.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
In her delirium she imagines herself to be queen of the world.The Sexual Question
Word Origin for imagine
noun plural imagoes or imagines (ɪˈmædʒəˌniːz)
Word Origin for imago
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.
1797, from Latin imago "image" (see image).