verb \in-ˈvi-zij, en-\

: to picture (something) in your mind


Full Definition of ENVISAGE

transitive verb
:  to view or regard in a certain way <envisages the slum as a hotbed of crime>
:  to have a mental picture of especially in advance of realization <envisages an entirely new system of education>

Examples of ENVISAGE

  1. I envisage a day when proper health care will be available to everyone.
  2. <I'm trying to envisage you on a surfboard.>

Origin of ENVISAGE

French envisager, from en- + visage face
First Known Use: 1660


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