[ en-viz-ij ]
/ ɛnˈvɪz ɪdʒ /
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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.
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How to use envisage in a sentence
Meimad was perhaps the closest thing to the sort of religious party I'm envisaging.The Idolatry Of The Religious Parties|Samuel Lebens|March 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But, as for Mr. Senhouse himself, at this time of envisaging of ways I don't believe that he entered her head.Rest Harrow|Maurice Hewlett
There is a manifest advantage in such definite envisaging of the objectives involved in courses of action.Sound Military Decision|U.s. Naval War College
There are two ways of envisaging those aspects of nature which appear to bear the impress of reason or intelligence.English Critical Essays|Various
And then abruptly Lee found himself envisaging the monstrous globe out here in Space.The World Beyond|Raymond King Cummings
Even these had been preceded by earlier Pythagorean constructions envisaging the divine life in divine triangles.
British Dictionary definitions for envisage
/ (ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ) /
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
Derived forms of envisageenvisagement, noun
Word Origin for envisage
C19: from French envisager, from en- 1 + visage face, visage
usage for envisage
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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