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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As Donaghy envisions that one, each racer would need to consume a taco after running each lap over a mile-long race. Joe Rice, BostonGlobe.com, "A runners’ club for one and all," 13 July 2018 Seehofer, who has long pushed Chancellor Angela Merkel to take a harder line against migrants, said the new plan also envisions placing all asylum-seekers in big centers to have their applications processed there. Kirsten Grieshaber, Fox News, "Germany presents new, more restrictive migration plan," 10 July 2018 Seehofer, who has long pushed Chancellor Angela Merkel to take a harder line against migrants, said the new plan also envisions placing all asylum-seekers in big centers to have their applications processed there. Kirsten Grieshaber, The Seattle Times, "Germany presents new, more restrictive migration plan," 10 July 2018 Seehofer, who has long pushed Chancellor Angela Merkel to take a harder line against migrants, said the new plan also envisions placing all asylum-seekers in big centers to have their applications processed there. Washington Post, "Germany presents new, more restrictive migration plan," 10 July 2018 Shriver envisioned a national or international movement providing winning moments for children who often suffered ridicule and seldom enjoyed public triumphs. Alice George, Smithsonian, "For 50 Years, the Special Olympics Has Given Marginalized Superstars Center Stage," 10 July 2018 Initially, Brennan envisioned musicians just playing along the river banks surrounded by tiki torches. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "Houston man splices together a record label," 3 July 2018 Brown mobilized 400 service members for help fighting transnational crime, not enforcing immigration law, as Trump envisioned. John Myers, latimes.com, "No stamp, no problem: California lawmakers approve proposal for postage-free voting by mail," 21 June 2018 The plan envisions a new terminal, a new transportation center for easier car rental pickup and drop-off and additional parking. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "Tony Sheridan To Lead Connecticut Airport Authority As Chairman," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of envision

1855, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2018

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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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