envision

verb
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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That's the day Alaka'i envisions: when a Skai flies by and nobody looks up. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Could This Hydrogen-Powered Drone Make Flying Transportation Possible?," 30 May 2019 The big airports envisioned for lots of A380 traffic, like Dubai, Singapore and London, added gate infrastructure to handle the bigger planes. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Airports Worried the A380 Was Too Big. Turns Out, That Wasn’t the Problem.," 14 Feb. 2019 After all, this is the type of thing Latrobe envisioned for the Rotunda. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "History at the Capitol Rotunda, where McCain's casket will lie in state," 30 Aug. 2018 In other words, the electric sector has very likely already achieved what the CPP envisioned for 2030. David Roberts, Vox, "The 6 things you most need to know about Trump’s new climate plan," 24 Aug. 2018 So, what do McFarland and Gibson envision for the festival five or 10 years from now? Yvonne Villarreal, latimes.com, "ATX Television Festival: A playground for TV producers and TV fans," 14 June 2018 Some of the trees and plants envisioned for the forest include navel orange, Persian lime, peach, apple, pear, plum, blueberry, fig and pomegranate varieties. Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com, "'Incredible Edible' forest takes root in Mandeville," 23 May 2018 Another would envision modest reductions in heat-trapping gases, and the third would involve severe cuts in carbon dioxide pollution. Zeke Miller, The Seattle Times, "Trump rejects key conclusion of US government climate report," 27 Nov. 2018 That is hardly the Brexit that the hard-liners envisioned and sold to voters. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "On Brexit, It’s Decision Time for Theresa May (and for Her Critics)," 4 July 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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envision

verb

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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