- 1to form a mental image or concept of something that is not present or has not happened yet
- 2to believe that something is true or exists, although it is unlikely or impossible
Using imagine: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "imagine" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
Can you imagine what it would be like to live on the moon?
I can't imagine why he would do such a thing.
Imagine meeting your favorite celebrity in person!
I imagine that he will be very happy with the news.
imagine Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using imagine
Imagine my surprise when I found out that I had won the contest!
Imagine my horror when I realized that I had accidentally sent the email to the wrong person!
Imagine my delight when I found out that I had been accepted into my dream school!
Phrases with imagine
Imagine that you won the lottery. What would you do with all that money?
Just imagine how much better the world would be if everyone was kind to each other.
to picture oneself performing a certain action or being in a certain situation
Imagine yourself standing on stage, performing in front of thousands of people.
Origins of imagine
from Old French 'imaginer', from Latin 'imaginari', meaning 'to form a mental picture'
Summary: imagine in Brief
The verb 'imagine' [ɪˈmædʒɪn] means to form a mental image or concept of something that is not present or has not happened yet, or to believe that something is true or exists, although it is unlikely or impossible. It is used in phrases like 'imagine that' and 'just imagine,' and idioms like 'imagine (one's) surprise,' 'imagine (one's) horror,' and 'imagine (one's) delight.'