imagine

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imagine is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
imagine

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Plain form
imagine

Third-person singular
imagines

Past tense
imagined

Past participle
imagined

Present participle
imagining

  1. (transitive) If you imagine something, you make a picture of it in your head.
    Imagine that you're sitting at a table with all the food you can eat.
    It's hard to imagine many people wanting to go.
    You can well imagine how I felt when I heard the news.
    I can't imagine what caused the accident.
    Just imagine him saying that to his teacher.
    Maybe you're not great, but imagine you were.
    They're only starting now, so you can imagine how long it will take.
    For example, we could imagine a computer that would understand English.
  2. (transitive) If you imagine something, you think or believe it without knowing.
    I imagine everybody will be there.
    Maybe you just imagined that the phone rang.

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