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.

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Calus and two partners have a deal with the Church of Scientology — which once envisioned the Alexandra as its local headquarters — to buy the old hotel and put a new one there. Tim Logan, BostonGlobe.com, "Why have these buildings sat empty for years and even decades?," 17 June 2019 That time frame would be five years faster than a plan envisioned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Great Lakes mayors growing impatient with pace in controlling the movement of Asian carp," 6 June 2019 In its 2018 Taking Stock Report, Rhodium estimated the United States is currently on track to cut emissions 12% to 20% of 2005 levels by 2025, falling short of the 2% to 28% reduction envisioned by Obama under the Paris climate accord. Benjamin Storrow, Scientific American, "2019 Power-Sector Trends Point to a Continued Rise in U.S. Emissions," 3 June 2019 The Moroccan city is hosting Christian Dior’s Resort 2020 runway show, envisioned by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Take a Trip Around The World in 13 Dior Shows," 28 Apr. 2019 The kind of large-scale taxi service envisioned by Uber, Waymo, and Cruise would certainly be lucrative if it can be made fully driverless. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "The hype around driverless cars came crashing down in 2018," 30 Dec. 2018 The hotel, which underwent a head-to-toe renovation in 2017, now sports a fresh take on coastal New England glam as envisioned by noted designer Peter Neimitz. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Beautiful Places to See New England Fall Foliage This Year," 5 Oct. 2018 The pro-roads Eastside Transportation Association accuses the state of abandoning its I-405 master plan of 2002, which envisioned two more free lanes each way by 2020. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Can $3 billion in toll lanes, interchanges and bus rapid transit fix I-405 gridlock?," 9 Sep. 2018 These sorts of artificial dreamscapes have long fascinated pop culture, which often envisions that high-fidelity VR will be used for fun—and more sinister forms of diversion. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Westworld’s Virtual Afterlife Might Not Be Fiction," 27 June 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

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

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