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envisage

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈvɪz.ɪdʒ/ formal (US also envision) us  
C1 to imagine or expect something in the future, especially something good: Train fare increases of 15 percent are envisaged for the next year. [+ that] It's envisaged that building will start at the end of this year. [+ -ing verb] When do you envisage finishing the project? [+ question word] It's hard to envisage how it might happen. to form a mental picture of something or someone you have never seen: He wasn't what I'd expected - I'd envisaged someone much taller.
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