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.
Recent Examples on the Web Congressional aides envision a process similar to that of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, where sections were farmed out to relevant committees - as many as eight different ones, in the case of the infrastructure bill. Anchorage Daily News, "On infrastructure, lofty ideas are colliding with congressional reality," 18 Apr. 2021 This allows their customers to envision themselves in the hero role, so to speak, while their product plays the role of the cape that turns Clark Kent into Superman. Adam Binder, Forbes, "Who Is The Hero Of Your Company?," 10 Mar. 2021 So in addition to creating resiliency against COVID, Silicon Valley's digital service products might ultimately allow a transformation of our economy that was difficult to envision in the pre-pandemic days. Noah Smith, Star Tribune, "Imagine the pandemic ordeal if it hadn't been for Big Tech," 9 Mar. 2021 Do the Reds envision him as a reliever who can piggyback a starter in a close game? Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati Reds notes: Sonny Gray will make first start of season on Friday or Saturday," 14 Apr. 2021 The latest recommendations from Singapore envision a workplace that’s geared to switch quickly to a ‘pandemic-on’ mode so that companies can react to future pandemics. Faris Mokhtar, Fortune, "Singapore publishes a playbook for bringing bankers back into the office," 23 Mar. 2021 By summer or fall, Moss can envision providers being stocked with multiple brands of the vaccine. Alex Mann, baltimoresun.com, "Now’s not the time for Marylanders to be picky about which COVID vaccine they get, health experts say," 11 Mar. 2021 How to envision your portfolio growing in this regard? Dave Knox, Forbes, "How HumanCo Plans To Make Living A Healthier Life Easier," 15 Apr. 2021 The Rams moved Hill to the slot and it’s where the Browns envision him in their defense. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Troy Hill wants to bring a Super Bowl to Cleveland and open a school in his hometown of Youngstown," 29 Mar. 2021

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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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5 May 2021

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“Envision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/envision. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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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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