envisage


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en·vis·age

 (ĕn-vĭz′ĭj)
tr.v. en·vis·aged, en·vis·ag·ing, en·vis·ag·es
1. To conceive an image or a picture of, especially as a future possibility: envisaged a world at peace.
2. To consider or regard in a certain way.

[French envisager : Old French en-, in; see en-1 + Old French visage, face; see visage.]

envisage

(ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ)
vb (tr)
1. to form a mental image of; visualize; contemplate
2. to conceive of as a possibility in the future; foresee
3. archaic to look in the face of; confront
[C19: from French envisager, from en-1 + visage face, visage]
enˈvisagement n
Usage: 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

en•vis•age

(ɛnˈvɪz ɪdʒ)

v.t. -aged, -ag•ing.
1. to contemplate; visualize; envision: to envisage an era of great scientific discoveries.
2. Archaic. to look in the face of; face.
[1810–20; < French envisager. See en-1, visage]

envisage


Past participle: envisaged
Gerund: envisaging

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.envisage - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
envision, fancy, picture, visualize, image, visualise, figure, see, project - imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
visualise, visualize - form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract; "Mathematicians often visualize"
envision, foresee - picture to oneself; imagine possible; "I cannot envision him as President"
fantasise, fantasize - portray in the mind; "he is fantasizing the ideal wife"
prefigure - imagine or consider beforehand; "It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"
think - imagine or visualize; "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!"
fantasise, fantasize, fantasy - indulge in fantasies; "he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company"
daydream, dream, woolgather, stargaze - have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy

envisage

verb
1. imagine, contemplate, conceive (of), visualize, picture, fancy, think up, conceptualize I can't envisage being married to someone like him.
2. foresee, see, expect, predict, anticipate, envision Scientists envisage a major breakthrough in the next few years.

envisage

verb
To form mental images of:
Informal: feature.
Translations
يَتَصَوَّر، يَتَخَيَّل
forestille sig
gera sér í hugarlund
iztēlotparedzēt

envisage

[ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ] VT
1. (= expect) → prever
it is envisaged thatse prevé que ...
an increase is envisaged next yearestá previsto un aumento para el año que viene
2. (= imagine) → imaginarse
it is hard to envisage such a situationes difícil imaginarse tal situación

envisage

[ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ] vt
(= imagine) [+ possibility, circumstances] → imaginer
(= contemplate) to envisage doing sth → envisager de faire qch
(= consider probable) → prévoir
Economists envisaged inflation falling to about 10 per cent → Les économistes prévoyaient que l'inflation tomberait à environ 10 pour cent.
to envisage that ... → prévoir que ...

envisage

vtsich (dat)vorstellen; do you envisage any price rises in the near future?halten Sie Preisanstiege in nächster Zukunft für wahrscheinlich?

envisage

[ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ] en£vi£sion [ɪnˈvɪʒn] (Am) vt (expect) → prevedere; (imagine) → prefigurare

envisage

(inˈvizidʒ) verb
to picture in one's mind and consider. This was the plan that we envisaged for the future.
References in classic literature ?
He would despise him, and perhaps be shocked or disgusted that he could envisage the possibility of making Mildred his mistress after she had given herself to another man.
He did not at first envisage his own plight in definite and comprehensible terms.
31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Envisage Equity, an operationally focused private equity firm, announced today that it has entered into agreements to provide an equity investment and establish strategic partnerships with Noble Environmental Technologies (NET).
The inaugural model from Binley-based David Brown Automotive, and built by Canley-based Envisage, has a bespoke interior and a hand-crafted aluminium body.
According to the audit report, Internet access standard contracts do not envisage adequate period for preliminary notification about termination, in the result the company incurs significant financial losses with regard to expansion of own channel capacity, which already does not have a buyer in fact.
The Envisage Group, one of the midlands leading suppliers of sophisticated design and engineering services to the automotive industry, is making a significant PS850,000 investment in new machinery and is expanding its premises as it prepares for the growth of new automotive design and modelling projects.
Le ministre envisage un plan de developpement urbain au nord de la Haute-Egypte, notamment dans les gouvernorats de Menia, de Fayoum et de Beni Souef.
He said: "I'm told by my colleagues in the West Country they envisage job losses - one of the things I want to know is from the HMRC or Treasury .
The direct trade regulation does not envisage recognition," KTTO said in its letter.
I don't envisage any problems with the meeting going ahead.
The Cabinet decision to send the vessel would envisage a period of up to three months, but the Druzki would not necessarily take part for that long.
Summary: The leading plan of water resources development and the national plan on water examined on Wednesday by Council of Ministers envisage the setting up of two planning instruments to guarantee the sector long-term development.