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envision

[en-vizh-uh n] /ɛnˈvɪʒ ən/
verb (used with object)
1.
to picture mentally, especially some future event or events:
to envision a bright future.
Origin of envision
1920-1925
1920-25; en-1 + vision
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  • I'd been envisioning ourselves as marooned, yes, but relatively safe as long as we were thought to be dead.

  • He had some pleasure later, though, envisioning what went elsewhere.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • He had some pleasure later, though, envisioning what went on in the normal, non-overdrive universe.

    This World Is Taboo Murray Leinster
  • And we were all dreamers, envisioning the seas with death grapples, ship and ship.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • What child, envisioning a desert island all his own could imagine that his island would be the whole world?

    The Most Sentimental Man Evelyn E. Smith
  • Mentally she was envisioning the whole scene of the story which hesitatingly—almost unwilling, it seemed—Elisabeth had poured out.

    The Hermit of Far End Margaret Pedler
  • Mademoiselle shuddered, envisioning some bloodthirsty, evil thing, unspeakably depraved.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
British Dictionary definitions for envisioning

envision

/ɪnˈvɪʒən/
verb
1.
(transitive) to conceive of as a possibility, esp in the future; foresee
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Word Origin and History for envisioning

envision

v.

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

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