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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
First recorded in 1920-25; en-1 + vision
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  • At least the possibilities of stun-guns were envisioned in their childish games.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • He had envisioned a use for it; or at least a place for which it seemed constructed.

    Quest of the Golden Ape Ivar Jorgensen
  • He envisioned the fleets of Triom descending, the Triomeds emerging and infiltrating.

    The Invader Alfred Coppel
  • And the woman saw it, too, even though dimly; envisioned it humanly.

    The Metal Monster A. Merritt
  • I envisioned then this tiny Moon crater, the scene of this battle we were waging.

    Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings
British Dictionary definitions for envisioned

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 envisioned

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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