- to picture mentally, especially some future event or events: to envision a bright future.
Origin of envision
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Examples from the Web for envisioning
And you'd face some truly epic problems getting insurers to insure it in the way that I think the author is envisioning.Should People Be Forced to Buy Liability Insurance for their Guns?
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And he knew that he was envisioning something unprecedented.Intimate Documentary on Maldives’ President Nasheed Coincides With His Ouster
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Envisioning a New Future for Women If you could picture a different world for women in the future, what would it look like?Women in the World: Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep & More Best Moments from the Summit
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He had some pleasure later, though, envisioning what went elsewhere.Pariah Planet
And we were all dreamers, envisioning the seas with death grapples, ship and ship.Wounds in the rain
I'd been envisioning ourselves as marooned, yes, but relatively safe as long as we were thought to be dead.
Mentally she was envisioning the whole scene of the story which hesitatingly—almost unwilling, it seemed—Elisabeth had poured out.The Hermit of Far End
What child, envisioning a desert island all his own could imagine that his island would be the whole world?The Most Sentimental Man
Evelyn E. Smith
- (tr) to conceive of as a possibility, esp in the future; foresee
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Word Origin and History for envisioning
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