envision

verb en·vi·sion \ in-ˈvi-zhən , en- \

Definition of envision

transitive verb
:to picture to oneself
  • envisions a career dedicated to promoting peace

Examples of envision in a Sentence

  1. The inventor envisioned many uses for his creation.

  2. She envisioned a better life for herself.

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First Known Use of envision

1855

Synonym Discussion of envision

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

ENVISION Defined for English Language Learners

envision

verb

Definition of envision for English Language Learners

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



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