How to use
imaginari, from imago;
to form a picture or idea in your mind about what something could be like
Imagine that you have just won a million pounds.
Imagine life without hot water.
imagine what/how/why etc
Can you imagine what it's like when it's really hot out here in Delhi?
imagine somebody doing something
She could imagine dark-robed figures moving silently along the stone corridors.
(just) imagine doing something
Imagine doing a horrible job like that!
Just imagine going all that way for nothing!
imagine somebody/something as something
He didn't quite dare to imagine himself as a real artist.
imagine somebody in/with/without etc something
Somehow I can't imagine him without a beard.
it is difficult/easy/possible/impossible etc to imagine something
After such a dry summer, it's difficult to imagine what rain looks like.
to have a false or wrong idea about something
Perhaps she'd never really been there at all - perhaps she'd just imagined it.
She had imagined that the doctor would be male.
I was surprised when I saw the farm. I had imagined it would be much bigger.
imagine something/somebody to be something
There's nobody here. You're just
not in progressive
to think that something is true or may happen, but without being sure or having proof
'A very complicated subject, I imagine,' said Edwin.
You are obviously tired and I imagine that nothing would make you admit it.
you can/can't imagine something
used to emphasize how good, bad etc something is
You can/can't imagine how/what/why etc
You can imagine how angry I was!
You can't imagine what a terrible week we had.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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