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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 ?
she reflected, vaguely envisaging a race of men becoming more and more like Hirst, and a race of women becoming more and more like Rachel.
The Bulgarian government has approved a revised version of the Rural Development Program 2014-2020 envisaging a total budget of over EUR 2.
The ministry is envisaging cooperation with automakers in developing the system, which it is hoped will boost the competitiveness of the industry.