en·​vi·​sion | \ in-ˈvi-zhən How to pronounce envision (audio) , en- \
envisioned; envisioning; envisions

Definition of envision

transitive verb

: to picture to oneself envisions a career dedicated to promoting peace

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think, conceive, imagine, fancy, realize, envisage, envision mean to form an idea of. think implies the entrance of an idea into one's mind with or without deliberate consideration or reflection. I just thought of a good joke conceive suggests the forming and bringing forth and usually developing of an idea, plan, or design. conceived of a new marketing approach imagine stresses a visualization. imagine you're at the beach fancy suggests an imagining often unrestrained by reality but spurred by desires. fancied himself a super athlete realize stresses a grasping of the significance of what is conceived or imagined. realized the enormity of the task ahead envisage and envision imply a conceiving or imagining that is especially clear or detailed. envisaged a totally computerized operation envisioned a cure for the disease

Examples of envision in a Sentence

The inventor envisioned many uses for his creation. She envisioned a better life for herself.
Recent Examples on the Web Some envision a major historical attraction focused on the trans-Atlantic slave trade, others a memorial akin to the monument to lynching victims that opened in 2018 in Montgomery, about 170 miles to the northeast. CBS News, 12 May 2022 Allen Moore can already envision his grandkids playing here some day soon. La Risa R. Lynch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 So, this new trio of books that envision Kenyan girlhood as a season of magic will appeal to any reader who has survived or wants to understand girlhood as a time of complexity, laced with unparalleled creativity and expansion. Nanjala Nyabola, Vogue, 26 Apr. 2022 The operators envision hosting weekly wine tastings, book signings, live music, film screenings, visiting chefs, panel discussions about sustainability and more. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 25 Apr. 2022 Instead of trying to force someone to listen to you, look inside and envision what your perfect friend group would look like. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 13 Apr. 2022 That's how the Tigers envision the season unfolding. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 8 Apr. 2022 One of the group’s Russian founders, Egor Eremeyev, 34, said relief work helped expat volunteers put their own upheavals in perspective — and envision a future that might not lie in Russia. Vasiliy Kolotilov, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 While the most ardent crypto evangelists envision a decentralized financial world untethered from elite institutions—central banks, commercial banks, predatory lenders—that utopian fantasy isn’t materializing anytime soon. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of envision

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of envision was in 1855

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17 May 2022

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“Envision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/envision. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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