verb (used with object), en·vis·aged, en·vis·ag·ing.
to contemplate; visualize: He envisages an era of great scientific discoveries.
Archaic. to look in the face of; face.
Origin of envisage
Synonyms for envisage
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Related Words for envisagementimagination, inclination, fantasy, yen, figment, delusion, idea, yearning, invention, chimera, mirage, penchant, hankering, nightmare, fabrication, illusion, picture, itch, reverie, partiality
to form a mental image of; visualize; contemplate
to conceive of as a possibility in the future; foresee
archaic to look in the face of; confront
Word Origin for envisage
C19: from French envisager, from en- 1 + visage face, visage
It was formerly considered incorrect to use a clause after envisage as in it is envisaged that the new centre will cost £40 million, but this use is now acceptable
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