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imagine

verb apprehend, assume, believe, compose, conceive, conclude, conjure, conjure up, contrive, create, deduce, delineate, depict, devise, dream, envision, expect, fabricate, fancy, gather, guess, ideate, improvise, infer, invent, judge, make up, opine, originate, picture, plan, presume, profess, regard, scheme, speculate, suppose, surmise, suspect, think, visualize
See also: compose, comprehend, conceive, conjure, contrive, deem, devise, expect, feign, gauge, guess, invent, opine, presuppose, pretend, profess, surmise, suspect, think

TO IMAGINE, Eng. law. In cases of treason the law makes it a crime to imagine the death of the king. In order to complete the offence there must, however, be an overt act the terms compassing and imagining being synonymous. It. has been justly remarked that the words to compass and imagine are too vague for a statute whose penalty affects the life of a subject. Barr. on the Stat. 243, 4. Vide Fiction.

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Je crois que ce que je dis'est assez difficile a contester, a moins qu'on ne se fasse pas des'illusions'en imaginant que personne ne manipule dans une democratie.
11) Le procede sous-jacent n'est pas si different du travail que l'on fait quand on transpose un caractere de fiction de la litterature au cinema, ou bien quand on veut raviver l'esprit d'une piece classique aujourd'hui (en imaginant par exemple un Shylock de Shakespeare contemporain).