to picture mentally, especially some future event or events: to envision a bright future.
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How to use envision in a sentence
I mean, it’s something we talk a lot about on the show, what it takes not just to envision something special for yourself, but actually realize it.Full Transcript: Sean Spicer on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’ | Daniel Malloy | August 26, 2020 | Ozy
A pause, as envisioned by Socrates, is the fertile ground from which good ideas sprout.The business advice Socrates would give if he wrote a management book today | jakemeth | August 25, 2020 | Fortune
They envision a national network—“a universe unto itself” where cell phones would share a single area code.
The agency envisioned a centralized national system that would integrate both physical and digital surveillance using the latest technology.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy | Tate Ryan-Mosley | August 19, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
He said he envisions manufacturers creating different software modules for each portion of the anatomy that is typically scanned.Facebook and NYU researchers discover a way to speed up MRI scans | Jeremy Kahn | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
Did you envision your Pryor biography as extending your previous investigation—aesthetically and historically?How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America | David Yaffe, Scott Saul | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Urban economists, particularly those on the self-satisfied coasts, tend to envision utter hopelessness for the region.
Were you defining yourself as a fiction writer then, or did you already envision writing essays like the ones in The Unspeakable?Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life | David Yaffe | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They envision a group of stealth killers each with a seek-and-destroy mission killing cancer “naturally.”
That is my faith, even if the pain of the present moment is too excruciating to envision what it might be.
The more gifted viewers back on Earth might even envision filets mignon.Operation: Outer Space | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
One could very well,” one of his biographers declares, “envision him as a knight in full armor leading a troop in the charge.Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark | Jens Christian Aaberg
They could envision the meeting of those problems, and they could envision the obtaining of jungle-plows.The Pirates of Ersatz | Murray Leinster
“I certainly agree with you,” declared Penny, for she could not envision young Ottman as a saboteur.Saboteurs on the River | Mildred A. Wirt
It was not easy to envision, but he found it impossible to imagine sinking back to his former state.The Forgotten Planet | Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for envision
(tr) to conceive of as a possibility, esp in the future; foresee
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