Definition of envision in English:



  • Imagine as a future possibility; visualize.

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