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The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
John Maynard Keynes
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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old French imaginer, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] imaginari, from imago (image).

Verb

Infinitive
to imagine

Third person singular
imagines

Simple past
imagined

Past participle
-

Present participle
imagining

to imagine (third-person singular simple present imagines, present participle imagining, simple past and past participle imagined)
  1. (transitive) To form a mental image of something; to envision or create something in one's mind.
    Try to imagine a pink elephant.
  2. (transitive) To believe in something created by one's own mind.
    She imagined that the man wanted to kill her.
  3. (transitive) To assume.
    I imagine that he will need to rest after such a long flight.
  4. (transitive) To conjecture or guess.
    I cannot even imagine what you are up to!
  5. (intransitive) To use one's imagination.
  6. (intransitive) To guess or conjecture.
    Let me imagine - it's a ring!

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French

Verb form

imagine

  1. Form of imaginer

Romanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] imago

Noun

imagine f. (plural imagini)

  1. image

Declension


Spanish

Verb

imagine (infinitive: imaginar)

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of imaginar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of imaginar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of imaginar.

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