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[en-vizh-uh n] /ɛnˈvɪʒ ən/
verb (used with object)
to picture mentally, especially some future event or events:
to envision a bright future.
1920-25; en-1 + vision Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for envisioned
  • If, in your last life, you ever envisioned wanting to do something you can fully do it here.
  • However, they were planted too close together and much too close to the house-it's as if he'd never envisioned them growing.
  • The future of food was envisioned by many prognosticators as entirely meatless and often synthetic.
  • Poets envisioned him as a handsome interloper from the east, with a shoulder blade made of ivory.
  • The system is envisioned as something that would detect approaching danger before a human notices it.
  • Of course, there are consequences to faculty unionization, but few that were envisioned by earlier studies.
  • One plan, for example, envisioned lofts and studio spaces for artists.
  • The program is envisioned as a middle ground between the state's research universities and its community colleges.
  • The infrastructure bank envisioned in the proposal is also likely to be limited to transportation.
  • Today interferon has a place but is not the cure-all once envisioned.
British Dictionary definitions for envisioned


(transitive) to conceive of as a possibility, esp in the future; foresee
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for envisioned



1914, from en- (1) "make, put in" + vision. Related: Envisioned; envisioning. Earlier (1827) is envision'd in sense "endowed with vision."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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