imag·ine /ɪmˈæʤən/ 動詞
Im·ag·ine v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imagined p. pr. & vb. n. Imagining.]
1. To form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination.
In the night, imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush supposed a bear! --Shak.
2. To contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass; to purpose. See Compass, v. t., 5.
How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? --Ps. lxii. 3.
3. To represent to one's self; to think; to believe.
Syn: -- To fancy; conceive; apprehend; think; believe; suppose; opine; deem; plan; scheme; devise.
Im·ag·ine, v. i.
1. To form images or conceptions; to conceive; to devise.
2. To think; to suppose.
My sister is not so defenseless left
As you imagine. --Milton.
v 1: form a mental image of something that is not present or that
is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the
president?" [syn: conceive of, ideate, envisage]
2: expect, believe, or suppose; "I 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" [syn: think,
opine, suppose, reckon, guess]