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Envisage   /ɛnvˈɪzɪdʒ/   Listen

(past & past part. envisaged; pres. part. envisaging)
Form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case.  Synonyms: conceive of, ideate, imagine.

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"Envisage" Quotes from Famous Books

... for to bear all naked truths, And to envisage circumstance, all calm, That is the top ...
— Romance - Two Lectures • Walter Raleigh

... them would have meant victory for Germany. The peace of Europe, it is true, could be achieved only by overcoming Germany's military power on land. A breakdown there, with German domination of the Continent, would have created a situation which it is difficult to envisage, and which very probably would have meant a peace of compromise and humiliation for England and America. It is obvious, however, that, but for the blockade, Germany could have prolonged the war; but for American reenforcements, France would have been overrun; but for the conquest of the ...
— A History of Sea Power • William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott

... circles, to scientific treatment. On the other hand, it would be hard to conceive a more inveterate obsession than that which keeps the attitude of these same minds inappropriate to the objects they envisage. They have accepted natural conditions; they will not accept natural ideals. The Life of Reason has no existence for them, because, although its field is clear, they will not tolerate any human or finite standard of value, and will not ...
— The Life of Reason • George Santayana

... consideration, it would seem that for an early success some equivalent to the suspended Russian co-operation is vitally necessary. The ground gained and the positions which we hold are not such as to enable me to envisage with soldierly equanimity the probability of the large forces adumbrated above being massed against my troops without let or hindrance from elsewhere. Fresh light may be shed on the matter by the battle now imminent, but I am cabling on reasoned existing facts. Time is an object, ...
— Gallipoli Diary, Volume I • Ian Hamilton

Words linked to "Envisage" :   create mentally, think, woolgather, project, fantasise, fantasy, see, fancy, picture, stargaze, image, figure, visualize, daydream, create by mental act, dream, fantasize, visualise, prefigure, envision, foresee

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