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English verb: imagine

1. imagine (creation) form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case


SamplesCan you conceive of him as the president?.


Synonymsconceive of, envisage, ideate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally


Narrower (hyponym)daydream, dream, envision, envision, fancy, fantasise, fantasise, fantasize, fantasize, fantasy, figure, foresee, image, picture, prefigure, project, see, stargaze, think, visualise, visualise, visualize, visualize, woolgather

2. imagine (cognition) expect, believe, or suppose


SamplesI imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel.
I thought to find her in a bad state.
He didn't think to find her in the kitchen.
I guess she is angry at me for standing her up.


ExamplesThey imagine that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsguess, opine, reckon, suppose, think


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)anticipate, expect


Narrower (hyponym)suspect









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