French translation of 'imagine'
1. (= see in one’s imagination) imaginer
He could not imagine a more peaceful scene. Il ne pouvait imaginer plus paisible scène. ⧫ Il ne pouvait imaginer une scène plus paisible.
You can imagine how I felt! Tu peux imaginer ce que j’ai ressenti !
to imagine (that) ... imaginer que ...
Imagine you’re lying on a beach. Imaginez que vous êtes allongé sur une plage.
2. (= suppose) imaginer
I imagine so J’imagine que oui
“Is he angry?” — “I imagine so.” « Est-ce qu’il est en colère ? » — « J’imagine que oui. »
to imagine (that) ... imaginer que ...
I imagine he wants to hold your hand. J’imagine qu’il veut te prendre la main.
3. (= have an idea in one’s head)
to imagine (that) ... s’imaginer que ...
We tend to imagine that the Victorians were very prim and proper. Nous avons tendance à nous imaginer que les Victoriens étaient des gens très collet monté.
4. (= dream) imaginer
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Example Sentences Including 'imagine'
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It allows us to imagine that things may be other than they are.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
One can imagine her pressing upon him hot food and treating him much like an orphan.AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)
Just try to imagine modern life without it.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
But you must always imagine the side you cannot see.Learn to Draw Cats (1999)
As you may imagine, the gossip farmers have been reaping a bumper crop of conjecture on the subject.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Can you imagine a world without birds?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Here is a fully imagined world in which anything can happen.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I'm not as hung up on my looks as people imagine.The Sun (2016)
Imagine meeting members of the media as you sit behind the desk in the Press Room.The Sun (2014)
Imagine things going perfectly and enjoy the feeling.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Now imagine the same scene with a laugh track.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
So imagine how it must feel to be suddenly outshone by your house.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
So it is hard to imagine how people born into chaos feel they have no power to shape their lives.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The music made him imagine scenes in movies.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We were expecting cuts but these were far more savage than anyone imagined.The Sun (2011)
You may imagine that things are a little different with cars.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He tried to imagine his life without her after these many months of contentment by her side and his mind grew blank.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
Can you imagine life without football!The Sun (2014)
I had always imagined doing it on the court.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
One would imagine there is a record of this.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It's painful to imagine the planning meeting that produced this turgid number.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Can you really imagine having anyone in your life who is called Rufus?The Sun (2016)
I insisted he was imagining things.The Sun (2016)
It is impossible to imagine how anyone could have behaved as you did.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The show was more popular than anyone could have imagined.The Sun (2016)
We must imagine what it would be like to be there.The Sun (2014)
You can imagine her thinking through a scene and then rushing to write it down.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Can you imagine people like that blowing other folk up?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Imagine the people who will be there and what they will be like and what they will say.Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)
The things we think about and imagine have a profound effect on how we feel.HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)
She may also imagine that this is the only way to force the perpetrator to acknowledge the harm he has done her.Trauma and Recovery (1992)
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'imagine' in Other Languages
British English: imagine /ɪˈmædʒɪn/ VERB
If you imagine a situation, your mind forms a picture or idea of it.
He could not imagine a more peaceful scene.
- American English: imagine
- Arabic: يَتَخَيَّلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: imaginar
- Chinese: 想象
- Croatian: zamisliti
- Czech: představit si
- Danish: forestille (sig)
- Dutch: zich voorstellen
- European Spanish: imaginar
- Finnish: kuvitella
- French: imaginer
- German: vorstellen (sich)
- Greek: φαντάζομαι
- Italian: immaginare
- Japanese: 想像する
- Korean: 상상하다
- Norwegian: forestille (seg)
- Polish: wyobrazić sobie
- European Portuguese: imaginar
- Romanian: a imagina
- Russian: воображать
- Spanish: imaginar
- Swedish: föreställa sig
- Thai: วาดมโนภาพ
- Turkish: hayal etmek
- Ukrainian: уявляти
- Vietnamese: tưởng tượng
Translation of imagine from the Collins English to French Dictionary