To imagine is to use one’s mind to think about possibilities. A person dreams about, visualizes, or considers something that does not exist right now.
- John Lennon imagined a world in which everyone could live in peace.
- The little girl likes to imagine that her stuffed animals are real animals and can talk.
- The little boy imagines that one day he will become a great soccer player.
- Imagine what you would do with your time if you had an entire month free from work or school.
- Imagine the possibilities!
The word "imagine" is often used in sentences and questions in place of the word "think."
- What do you imagine this might cost?
- I imagine she wants us to stay for dinner.
- How did they ever imagine they’d get this work finished on time?
- How does the new manager imagine his role in the company?
The word "imagination" is a noun:
- James has a wild imagination.
- You have to use your imagination when considering the quality of the art work.
- Sometimes her imagination gets the best of her.
- Let your imagination go wild.
- Use your imagination.
Do you like to use your imagination?
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This page was first published on November 9, 2013. It was updated on July 16, 2016.