Meaning of “imagine” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /ɪˈmædʒɪn/
Extra Examples
I can't imagine living with him.I can just imagine myself lying on a beach all day.She imagined herself in his arms.Imagine how you'd feel if it happened to you.I often used to imagine myself living there.

B1 to create an idea or picture of something in your mind:

[ + doing sth ] Imagine being able to travel in space.
[ + question word ] You can imagine how pleased I was when the letter arrived.

B2 to believe that something is probably true:

I imagine he must be under a lot of pressure at the moment.

B1 to think that you hear or see something that does not really exist:

I can't hear anything - you must be imagining it.

(Definition of “imagine” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)