imagine as

imagine someone or something as someone or something

to think of someone or something as another person or another type of thing. I really can't imagine you as a sailor. When I imagine John as our new president, I really worry about our future as a company.
See also: imagine
References in classic literature ?
When I don't like the name of a place or a person I always imagine a new one and always think of them so.
And I could not imagine a human being so blinded by cupidity as to sell poison to such an atrocious creature.
Imagine a woman duly decorated, according to the new Code; with the front half (i.e.
Now imagine a Priest, whose mouth is at M, and whose front semicircle(AMB) is consequently coloured red, while his hinder semicircle is green; so that the diameter AB divides the green from the red.
The celebration included a John Lennon song entitled Imagine as a way of honouring those brave soldiers who fought and died for the freedom we now enjoy.