Definition of “envisage” - English Dictionary

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“envisage” in British English

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envisageverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈvɪz.ɪdʒ/ us /ɪnˈvɪz.ɪdʒ/ formal US also envision

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.

(Definition of “envisage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)