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Definition of "envisage" []

  • To conceive an image or a picture of, especially as a future possibility: envisaged a world at peace. (verb-transitive)
  • To consider or regard in a certain way. (verb-transitive)
  • To form a mental image of; visualize; contemplate (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To conceive of as a possibility in the future; foresee (verb)
  • To look in the face of; confront (verb)

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Use "envisage" in a sentence
  • "A good measure which everybody can envisage is the little wooden coat hanger, with a wire hook on the top."
  • "It was natural in Mr. Morris to "envisage" the Greek heroic age in this way, but it would not be natural in most other writers."
  • "Mr. Green's pupils could generally write in his own language, more or less, and could "envisage" things, as we said then, from his point of view."