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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Wildlife biologist David Ledford wants to change that picture and turn the mine in Bell County, Ky., into something closer to what the law envisioned, hopefully improving both the environment and the local economy. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, "From Defiled to Wild—Can a Spent Coal Mine Be Reborn as a Nature Conservation Center?," 11 July 2018 At times, mostly thanks to Brazilian superstar Marta, the Pride looked every bit like the dangerous squad Sermanni envisioned during preseason training. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando Pride fall 4-3 to North Carolina Courage in wild match," 23 May 2018 Jonas envisioned, raised funds for and implemented the project after hearing Father Rick speak about the Clairvaux House during mass. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 24 Apr. 2018 On one hand, Holstein envisions Khaite as a complete wardrobe; after quietly adding belts and lingerie to her repertoire, bags were a natural next step. Emily Farra, Vogue, "A Closer Look at the Handbags That Debuted on Khaite’s Runway Tonight," 8 Feb. 2019 To be fair, no one could have envisioned the number of people who would be using the internet today, or the varied uses that it would be put to. Popular Mechanics, "The Death of the Internet," 7 Feb. 2019 But looking out at the players at Tuesday’s opening session of training camp, Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey and coach Brian Schmetzer undoubtedly envision much bigger hardware to come. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Sounders open 2019 training camp with stacked roster, lofty goals," 23 Jan. 2019 Tencent, partnering with an architecture firm, envisioned a twist on the Silicon Valley-style tech office space. Dominique Fong And Shan Li, WSJ, "In the Office of Tomorrow, Tech Takes a Load Off—but Watch Out for Weight Gain," 22 Jan. 2019 In Pennsylvania alone, Democrats envision flipping a half dozen House seats. Steve Peoples, Fox News, "Overconfident? Dem optimism surges as midterms approach," 22 Sep. 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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