- 1Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event: the Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiersMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Form a mental picture of (something not yet existing or known): he knew what he liked but had difficulty envisaging itMore example sentences
- 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.
early 19th century: from French envisager, from en- 'in' + visage 'face'.