envision

verb
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 centerpiece of the home is the expansive round living room which was originally envisioned as the music room. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Bruce Goff-designed round house asks $179K," 27 Sep. 2018 It was originally envisioned to cost $1 billion, and to launch in 2007. Loren Grush, The Verge, "The search for alien life needs a new space telescope, astronomers say," 8 Sep. 2018 Though never explicitly stated in the show, Ruth was envisioned as having studied Icelandic literature, and the Lewis chessmen were what came up when Shaw went looking for Viking chess sets. Karen Han, Vox, "Castle Rock showrunner Sam Shaw explains the series’ best episode yet," 26 Aug. 2018 Apple originally envisioned the iPad as the glossy magazine equivalent of Amazon’s Kindle. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Google keeps failing to understand tablets," 29 Nov. 2018 Almost nobody envisioned 33,000 season-ticket deposits within 31 hours and a waiting list of 4,000. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "It’s time to set aside NBA and concentrate on Seattle NHL fans who have paid deposits," 5 Aug. 2018 To make room to expand, the DRT and its design team envisioned closing the section of Houston Street that carries traffic to a cul-de-sac and an awkward intersection with Third Street. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "Next Alamo hearing to give public more information," 10 July 2018 At first, the couple envisioned a flourishing nursery with a Southern Living-style cottage garden among the longleaf pines and scattered oaks. Kate Santich, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake couple create haven for rare Scrub-Jays and young fans," 6 July 2018 Officials envisioned a two-hour Holocaust documentary that would take about 18 months to create. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Claude Lanzmann, chronicler of the Holocaust and director of ‘Shoah,’ dies at 92," 5 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

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

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