- to form a mental image of (something not actually present to the senses).
- to think, believe, or fancy: He imagined the house was haunted.
- to assume; suppose: I imagine they'll be here soon.
- to conjecture; guess: I cannot imagine what you mean.
- Archaic. to plan, scheme, or plot.
Origin of imagine
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Examples from the Web for reimagine
The cult of corporatism allows us to reimagine the corporation as our ultimate access point to the infinitude of possibility.All Hail Shingy, AOL’s Goblin King
November 19, 2014
No doubt another Broadway generation will one day find a different, equally exciting way to reimagine this classic.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’
April 6, 2014
The students really learn to read, criticize, and reimagine works of history.Anthony Grafton: How I Write
July 17, 2013
And we are defined by a democratic discourse that allows each generation to reimagine and renew our union once more.Full Video and Transcript of Obama's Speech in Israel
March 21, 2013
He had the foresight to reimagine the American department store.Martha Stewart in the Dock Over Macy’s Lawsuit: ‘I Did My Time!’
March 6, 2013
- (when tr, may take a clause as object) to form a mental image of
- (when tr, may take a clause as object) to think, believe, or guess
- (tr; takes a clause as object) to suppose; assumeI imagine he'll come
- (tr; takes a clause as object) to believe or assume without foundationhe imagines he knows the whole story
- an archaic word for plot 1
- Also: imagine that! an exclamation of surprise
Word Origin and History for reimagine
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.