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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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