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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
  1. verb
    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
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    conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine
    form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
  2. verb
    picture to oneself; imagine possible
    “I cannot envision him as President”
    synonyms: foresee
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    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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