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Imagine appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager
    imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?
  • Imagine, imagining imagining, an imaginary imaginary imaginary menagerie manager, imagining imagining imagining an imaginary imaginary imaginary managerie.
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Definition of the verb imagine

What does imagine mean as a doing word?

Imagine is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: imagined | imagining | imagines

  1. form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Predicate, what-extraction]He described what we should doVerbs with Predicative Complements: accept, define, describe, envisage, identify, portray, recollect, remember, represent, visualize
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Predicate, what-infinitive clause]He described what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, object control with -ing]He characterized him as being smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, small clause]He characterized him to be smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]He characterized him as smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, arbitrary control with -ing]He described going to work
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]He described how he could rise to high office
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]He described how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]I considered how he could become professorVerbs with Predicative Complements: acknowledge, deem, esteem, rate, reckon, report, view
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with preposition and -ing]They considered him as being stupid
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]They considered that he was the professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, to be]They considered him to be the professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I considered how to be a professor
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of imagine: conceive of / envisage / ideate
    • more generic terms: create by mental act / create mentally = create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
    • more specific words:
  2. expect, believe, or suppose
    • examples: I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel | They imagine that there was a traffic accident
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, for-complement clause]I wished for her to do it
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with past participle]I wished the children found
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with infinitive]He wished to come
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]He wished that she would come immediately
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, to be]I wished him to be nice
      [Experiencer - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]I wished it

      Wish Verbs (with the same syntax): aim, dream, expect, hope, intend, mean, plan, propose, think, wish, yen.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of imagine: guess / opine / reckon / suppose / think
    • more generic words: anticipate / expect = regard something as probable or likely
    • more specific word: suspect = hold in suspicion

Alternative definition of the verb imagine


  1. [transitive] To form a mental image of something; to envision or create something in one's mind.
  2. [transitive] To believe in something created by one's own mind.
  3. [transitive] To assume.
  4. [transitive] To conjecture or guess.
  5. [intransitive] To use one's imagination.
  6. [intransitive] To guess or conjecture.


Imagine was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare best known for winning the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Epsom Oaks in 2001. In a racing career which lasted from August 2000 to June 2001 the filly ran ten times and won four races. As a two-year-old, Imagine ran six times, winning the Group Three C. L. Weld Park Stakes at the Curragh and finishing second in the Group Two Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket. The following spring, the filly was beaten in her first two races before winning the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh. Imagine recorded her most valuable success on her final appearance, winning the Classic Oaks over one and a half miles at Epsom. She never raced again, but proved to be a successful broodmare.

  • born on (16 years ago)


  1. "Imagine" is a song written and performed by the English musician John Lennon. The best-selling single of his solo career, its lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisiveness of religions and nationalities, and to consider the possibility that the focus of humanity should be living a life unattached to material possessions.
    • also known as Вообрази, Представь себе
    • music and lyrics by John Lennon
  2. "Imagine" is the second album by John Lennon. Recorded and released in 1971, the album is more heavily produced in contrast to the basic, raw arrangements of his previous album, the critically acclaimed John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The album is considered the most popular of his works. The title track is considered one of Lennon's finest songs. In 2012, Imagine was voted 80th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
  3. "Imagine" is the third studio album by Dutch trance producer and DJ Armin van Buuren, released on April 18, 2008 by Armada Music. The album entered the Dutch album chart at number one, a first for a dance music artist in Dutch music history. In the US, it debuted at number four on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
  4. "Imagine" is the third album by American singer Eva Cassidy. Released in 2002, six years after her death, it was her second UK no. 1 album.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  5. "Imagine" is a song performed by Norwegian singer Tone Damli as a duet with Eric Saade. The song is from her fifth studio album Looking Back. It was written per request by and features vocals from Swedish singer Eric Saade. It was released in Norway as a digital download on 27 April 2012.
  6. Imagine is a song by American rapper Snoop Dogg, featuring guest vocals from singer Dr. Dre and D'Angelo, taken from Snoop Dogg's eighth studio album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. The song was written by Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Mark Batson, with production handled by Dr. Dre and Mark Batson.
  7. "Imagine" is a composition.
  8. "Imagine" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  9. "Imagine" is a musical single of John Lennon.
    • released on (43 years ago)


"Imagine" is a book by Tommy Sheridan.

  • also known as "Imagine: a socialist vision for the 21st century"


  1. "Imagine" is a 2012 Polish drama film directed by Andrzej Jakimowski.
  2. "Imagine" is a comedy drama film written and directed by Dan Fogelman.
  3. "Imagine" a.k.a. "Imagine That" is a 2009 summer release directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, starring Eddie Murphy and Yara Shahidi.
  4. "Imagine" is a 1972 television film by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, filmed mostly at their Tittenhurst Park home in Ascot, England, during 1971, and intended for television. All the songs from Lennon's Imagine album appear in the soundtrack, and also the songs "Mrs. Lennon" and "Don't Count the Waves", from Ono's album Fly.
  5. "Imagine" a.k.a. "Imagine: John Lennon" is a 1988 documentary film about English musician John Lennon.
  6. "Imagine" is a short film, directed by Jonathan Steven Green.
  7. "Imagine" is a 1987 short film written and directed by Zbigniew Rybczynski.
  8. "Imagine" is a 2011 short biographical drama film written and directed by Alfie Barker.


  1. Imagine is a series of video games primarily for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, and Wii game consoles, released from 2007 and aimed primarily at girls. All games are published by French video game company Ubisoft.
  2. Imagine is a wide ranging arts series first broadcast on BBC One in 2003, hosted and executive produced by Alan Yentob. Each series usually consists of 4 to 7 episodes, each on a different topic. Episodes have been directed by, among others, Geoff Wonfor, Lucy Blakstead, Roger Parsons and Zoë Silver.
    • also known as 想象
    • begun on (12 years ago)
    • country: United Kingdom
    • regular cast: Alan Yentob
    • genres: Documentary film, News
    • award: - International Emmy Award for Arts Programming (David Hockney: A Bigger Picture) nomination for BBC One & Coluga Pictures
  3. Imagine is an image and animation viewer developed by Chun Sejin for Microsoft Windows, capable of viewing numerous image formats, including ANI, ANM, BMP, CorelDRAW, CDT, PAT, CMX, CUR, DCX, DDS, EMF, GIF, ICL, ICO, JPE, JPEG, MacPaint, MNG, PBM, PCD, PCX, PGM, PIC, CEL, PNG, PPM, PSD, PSP, RAS, RLA, RLE, SGI, SPR, TGA, TIFF, WBMP, WMF, XBM, XCF, and XPM.
    • genres: Image organizer, Image viewer
    • license: Freeware, Donationware
    • official website:
  4. Imagine is an educational periodical for 7th-12th graders and published by the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. It is intended to provide intellectual stimulus for students looking toward their college years. Each issue focuses on an academic theme such as engineering, social sciences, archaeology, or robotics, that a younger student might not be exposed to in the course of primary or secondary education. The magazine also features, among other things, student-written articles about summer and extracurricular activities, reviews of selective colleges, book reviews, interviews with accomplished people, puzzles, college planning advice, and career options information. Contests for Imagine readers are held at times, with topics ranging from essay competitions to photo contests. In 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Imagine was awarded the Parents' Choice Gold Award for magazines. The editor is Melissa Hartman of Johns Hopkins University, CTY.
  5. Imagine was the name of a cutting-edge 3D modeling and ray tracing program, originally for the Amiga computer and later also for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. It was created by Impulse, Inc. It used the .iob extension for its objects. Imagine was a derivative of the software TurboSilver, which was also for the Amiga and written by Impulse. The Windows version of the program was abandoned when Impulse dropped out of the 3D software market; but the Amiga version is still maintained and sold by CAD Technologies. The Windows and DOS versions have been made available in full along with other freely distributed products such as Organica at the fansite Imagine 3D which also has a forum, gallery and downloads section.
  6. Imagine Magazine was a monthly magazine dedicated to the first edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons and Dungeons and Dragons role playing game systems published by TSR UK Limited.

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Google previewImage Analysis And Recognition (2005)

Second International Conference, Iciar 2005, Toronto, Canada, September 28-30, 2005, Proceedings by Mohamed Kamel, Aurélio Campilho

Imagine is a stream-based prototype processor designed for media processing. It uses a three-level bandwidth hierarchy to exploit parallelism and data locality. It has good performance in media processing. H.264 is the newest digital video ...

Google previewCognitive Poetics (2009)

Goals, Gains and Gaps by Geert Brône, Jeroen Vandaele

Difficult to imagine is that a discipline like Physics would doubt the value of empirical research. Equally difficult to imagine is that a discipline like Psychology would have any hesitations with empirical research. To most literary scholars, ...

Google previewIn Violet's Wake (2013)

by Robin Devereaux-Nelson

“And then, see, what happens is, you react like that stuffyou imagine is the truth. And it's all messed up.” Costa nodded and just listened.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Memory [3 volumes] (2013)

by Annette Kujawski Taylor Ph.D.

The researchers theorized that to answer the ques- tion, participants would have to imagine rotating the second drawing until it was the same orientation as the first drawing. If mental imagery was cre- ated in analog code, it should take more ...

Google previewThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters (2012)

by Ronald Story

Imagine you areina favorite place, and suddenly you see a UFO. Describe ...

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Usage statistics about imagine

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb imagine:

imaginative writing78.28%informational writing21.72%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb imagine:


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Quotes about Imagine

imagine when
the curtains fall
and when
the lights turn off
how tears fall
the applause
how the earth
itself becoming an
empty space
the mind
a desert and
the body a sprinkle
of sands
the lips as cold
as dawn
chalice (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of I1M3A1G2I1N1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of IMAGINE

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