en·​vi·​sion | \in-ˈvi-zhən, 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.

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The bathrooms are rather large for the period, and on the whole the house maintains the composition and style originally envisioned by the architect. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Charming brick midcentury asks $159K," 5 Sep. 2018 Acer’s clearly envisioning the Predator Thronos as the, uh, throne of gamers who live and breathe the brand. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Witness the Acer Predator Thronos: A hulking triple-monitor simstation for PC gamers," 29 Aug. 2018 Past designs have been the work of Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Lanvin, but last year's tree, envisioned by Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld turns the traditional Christmas decoration on its head. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Things to Do in London At Christmas Time," 9 Aug. 2018 The Trump administration plans to detain migrant families together in custody rather than release them, according to a new court filing that suggests such detentions could last longer than the 20 days envisioned by a court settlement. Devlin Barrett, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump administration may seek to detain migrant families longer than previously allowed," 30 June 2018 One of the ideas envisioned by Vivo is to take in a full body scan of a person and then feed that information to a beautification AI that would more intelligently and proportionately pretty you up. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Vivo’s new face ID tech has 10 times as many sensor points as the iPhone X," 27 June 2018 No expense was spared on the long 12,000-square-foot space envisioned by Kassis and designed by Richard Stokes. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Fishtown's Suraya is one of the most exciting new dining destinations of the year," 22 June 2018 The Canadian electronic duo teamed with vocalist Sara Diamond for a bass-heavy update -- one of nine unique covers of fan-favorite tunes by famous performers as re-envisioned by other beloved musical groups. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Hear Adventure Club Cover Portugal. The Man, Plus Krewella Takes on Bazzi & More Covers," 20 June 2018 The Soviet Union’s westward expansion and communism’s ideological appeal seemed to constitute a serious challenge to the postwar order envisioned by the United States. Peter Slezkine, The New Republic, "What Happened to the “Free World”?," 22 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of envision

: to think of (something that you believe might exist or happen in the future) : to picture (something) in your mind

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