transitive verb Date: 1855 to picture to oneself <
envisions a career dedicated to promoting peace
Synonyms: see think

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • envision — UK [ɪnˈvɪʒ(ə)n] / US verb [transitive] Word forms envision : present tense I/you/we/they envision he/she/it envisions present participle envisioning past tense envisioned past participle envisioned American to envisage …   English dictionary

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