Definition of envisage in English:

envisage

Syllabification: en·vis·age
Pronunciation: /enˈvizij
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • 1Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event: the Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers
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    • Overall, the day was great success and it is envisaged that similar events will be held in the future.
    • Indeed it is envisaged that in the future it could also be used for clinics by consultants.
    • Nobody can know what kind of world will result from the interplay of these forces, but it is possible to envisage plausible futures.
    Synonyms
    imagine, contemplate, visualize, envision, picture; conceive of, think of; foresee
  • 1.1Form a mental picture of (something not yet existing or known): he knew what he liked but had difficulty envisaging it
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    • I have difficulty really envisaging how that could have happened.
    • With a user base of over one million people, it is difficult to envisage a way in which this difficulty can be overcome.
    • A large, whitewashed house just yards from a white beach and a little stone harbour, it is difficult to envisage a more perfect location.

Origin

early 19th century: from French envisager, from en- 'in' + visage 'face'.

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