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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.
Origin of envision
1920-25; en-1 + vision Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In presenting this translation two potential audiences are envisioned.

  • He had envisioned a use for it; or at least a place for which it seemed constructed.

    Quest of the Golden Ape Ivar Jorgensen
  • At such times she envisioned the rocky beach, the cabinless forest of scrub trees that must grace the surface of the island.

    Green Eyes Roy J. Snell
  • He envisioned the fleets of Triom descending, the Triomeds emerging and infiltrating.

    The Invader Alfred Coppel
  • So she might not wait but there were others; he'd envisioned himself fighting them off with a club after his successful return.

    Instinct George Oliver Smith
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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