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To imagine, or to use your imagination - thesaurus

Synonyms

imagine

verb

to form a picture of something or someone in your mind

suppose

verb

to think that something is possible, although you do not definitely know if it is

think up

to invent or to imagine something, especially an excuse

picture

verb

to imagine something

envisage

verb

to imagine something that has not happened or does not exist

contemplate

verb

to consider the possibility of something happening

daydream

verb

to spend time thinking about something pleasant, especially when you should be doing something more serious

fantasize

verb

to imagine that something pleasant, exciting, or unusual is happening to you

give (full) rein to something/give something (full) rein

to let your imagination or feelings develop in an uncontrolled way

have visions of (doing) something

to imagine that a particular thing is going to happen in the future

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build castles in the air

to have hopes and dreams that are unlikely to become real

conceive

verb

to imagine something or think of doing something

consider

verb

to think that something may exist or may be true

dream away

to spend your time thinking pleasant thoughts but not really achieving anything

envision

verb

American to envisage

fancy

verb

literary to believe or imagine that something is true

fantasise

a British spelling of fantasize

imagine

verb

to have an idea of what something is like or what it might be like

make up

to invent a story, poem etc

postulate

verb

formal to claim or imagine that something is true or that it exists

project

verb

to imagine an emotion that you feel is also being felt by someone else, especially without realizing that you are doing this

put/turn/set the clock forward

to think about a time in the future, and imagine that it is that time

put yourself in someone’s place/position

to imagine what someone else’s situation is like

read into

to find an extra meaning in someone’s words or actions that is not obvious or does not exist

say

verb

to imagine what will happen in a particular situation

see

verb

to imagine someone or something

think

verb

to imagine something

travel

verb

to go to another time or place in your imagination

visualise

a British spelling of visualize

visualize

verb

to form a picture of someone or something in your mind

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