Definition of envision in English:



[with object]
  • Imagine as a future possibility; visualize.

    ‘she envisioned the admiring glances of guests seeing her home’
    • ‘The shuttle was originally envisioned as one small part of man's grand future in space.’
    • ‘Each scenario envisions a future in which the only national policy measures are voluntary.’
    • ‘He can even envision future programs remaining in the smaller venues in order to reach different audiences.’
    • ‘He's detail-oriented, and her strength lies in envisioning the big picture.’
    • ‘Not able to work, he struggles to envision a future for himself and how his misfortune might end.’
    • ‘As the situation stands, therefore, one can envision two possibilities for the near future.’
    • ‘A second option envisions the sale of 100 per cent of the air carrier.’
    • ‘For the future they envision a performing arts center with a library and video archive.’
    • ‘I can even envision the possibility that it might be my duty to seek to change them.’
    • ‘The creative imagination, however, can envision the unbounded, or at least the apparently unbounded.’
    • ‘The mother envisions a future for her child as a caring adult that is respectful of others and that avoids aggression.’
    • ‘It is difficult to envision a plan for the future without visiting moments from the past.’
    • ‘It's not so much a person's background that matters, as it is how they envision the future.’
    • ‘These envision a range of possible outcomes within which the actual future is delimited.’
    • ‘To envision the future, one must learn from the past to create a new tomorrow.’
    • ‘And here I was already envisioning another service voucher in my near future.’
    • ‘The third element that appears in culinary taste has to do with how we envision our personal future.’
    • ‘I envision a time in the future when we are put in the way of mutual danger.’
    • ‘Knowing our history is a prerequisite for understanding our present and envisioning our future.’
    • ‘We are not intended to reach the zenith of human potential as envisioned by secular humanists.’
    visualize, imagine, envisage, picture, see in one's mind's eye, conjure up an image of
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