American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To conceive an image or a picture of, especially as a future possibility: envisaged a world at peace.
- v. To consider or regard in a certain way.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To look in the face of; face; view; regard; hence, to apprehend directly; perceive by intuition: sometimes, as a term of philosophy, equivalent to intuit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To look in the face of; to apprehend; to regard.
- v. form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
- From French envisager, from en ("in") + visage ("visage"); see visage. (Wiktionary)
- French envisager : Old French en-, in; see en-1 + Old French visage, face; see visage. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A good measure which everybody can envisage is the little wooden coat hanger, with a wire hook on the top.”
“It was natural in Mr. Morris to "envisage" the Greek heroic age in this way, but it would not be natural in most other writers.”
“Mr. Green's pupils could generally write in his own language, more or less, and could "envisage" things, as we said then, from his point of view.”
“Even with Saddam Hussein we could envisage places where Saddam Hussein could go into safe refuge, Mack said.”
“The choice is whether or not vulnerable people are better protected by the current law, where the only safeguard is the threat of prosecution, or whether or not the stringent safeguards we envisage where two doctors look at it before the person has committed suicide, whether they provide better protection than the current law.”
“Already, it's not impossible to envisage a situation where shop staff at struggling high street chains HMV, Peacocks and Clinton Cards join maids and receptionists at Jarvis Hotels and staff at Four Seasons care homes who are already – albeit indirectly and partially – employed by RBS.”
“The programme I envisage would be 90% funded from the private sector," says Gingrich, who is really worried about the Chinese getting there first.”
“Nevertheless I couldn't envisage running a Yes for Europe campaign without Peter Mandelson involved in some key way.”
“I can envisage the probable consequences of them refusing.”
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