envision

The verb envision means to imagine or picture. Kids often envision themselves doing exciting things when they grow up, like being movie stars, professional athletes, or astronauts.

The word envision comes from the Latin en-, which means "cause to be," and visionem, meaning "a thing seen." Career paths aren't the only things that can be envisioned. If you envision a cleaner world, you may volunteer to pick up trash on the beach. If you envision a more peaceful world, you might make your brother and sister play in separate rooms to stop them from screaming at each other.

DEFINITIONS OF: envision

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v imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

Synonyms:
fancy, figure, image, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize
realise, realize, see, understand
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
visualise, visualize
form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
Type of:
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine
form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

v picture to oneself; imagine possible

“I cannot envision him as President”
Synonyms:
foresee
Type of:
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine
form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
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