envision

[en-vizh-uh n]

verb (used with object)

to picture mentally, especially some future event or events: to envision a bright future.

Nearby words

  1. environmental science,
  2. environmentalism,
  3. environmentalist,
  4. environs,
  5. envisage,
  6. envoy,
  7. envy,
  8. enweave,
  9. enwheel,
  10. enwind

Origin of envision

First recorded in 1920–25; en-1 + vision

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British Dictionary definitions for envision

envision

verb

(tr) to conceive of as a possibility, esp in the future; foresee
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Word Origin and History for envision

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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