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envisage (v.)

1778, "look in the face of," from French envisager "look in the face of," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + visage "face" (see visage). Hence "to apprehend mentally, contemplate" (1837). Related: Envisaged; envisaging; envisagement.

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Definitions of envisage

envisage (v.)
form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case;
Synonyms: imagine / conceive of / ideate
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