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 Seattle version of Lessig’s plan envisioned providing all residents eligible to donate (not just registered voters but also ex-felons and legal immigrants) with $100 in democracy vouchers. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "Seattle’s radical plan to fight big money in politics," 5 Nov. 2018 Maybe the women envisioned the perfect blended family for themselves—even tried to manifest it with their photos and stories—but had no idea what day-to-day life would be like. Lauren Smiley, Glamour, "Two White Moms. Six Black Kids. One Unthinkable Tragedy. A Look Inside the ‘Perfect’ Hart Family," 6 Sep. 2018 Tom Fazio and Greg Norman envisioned courses at Red Sky Golf Club and Robert Trent Jones, Jr. created a course for Beaver Creek Golf Club. Discover Magazine, "5 Reasons Why Golfing in the Mountains Is Ideal," 25 June 2018 Though Mr Macron envisions a budget in the region of several percent of GDP, Mrs Merkel is known to want something much stingier. The Economist, "France and Germany finally have a common position on euro-zone reform," 21 June 2018 Instead, the proposals envision either a nine- or 21-member commission made up of members appointed by the mayor, City Council, and current police board members. Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader, "News / News Bites In debate over civilian oversight of Chicago police, grassroots proposals win the day," 6 June 2018 In place of the gritty stalls of Washington Market, city planners envisioned office buildings, luxury housing, and landscaped walkways—which is essentially what stands there today. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018 The bathrooms are rather large for the period, and on the whole the house maintains the composition and style originally envisioned by the architect. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Charming brick midcentury asks $159K," 5 Sep. 2018 Acer’s clearly envisioning the Predator Thronos as the, uh, throne of gamers who live and breathe the brand. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Witness the Acer Predator Thronos: A hulking triple-monitor simstation for PC gamers," 29 Aug. 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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