AskDefine | Define envision

Dictionary Definition



1 imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy" [syn: visualize, visualise, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image]
2 picture to oneself; imagine possible; "I cannot envision him as President" [syn: foresee]

User Contributed Dictionary



From the Latin visionem, a sight or thing seen.



  1. To conceive or see something within one's mind. To imagine.


Extensive Definition

Envision means to conceive or see something within one's mind; to imagine.
Envision may also refer to:
In business:
  • Envision EMI, LLC, a management company based in Virginia, USA
  • Envision Financial, a financial institution based in British Columbia, Canada
  • Envision Solar, a company manufacturing solar shading structures based in San Diego, USA
  • Envision, a program used to evaluate employees who work in the customer service industry
In education:
In popular culture:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

anticipate, call to mind, call up, conceive, conjure up, contemplate, envisage, fancy, feature, forecast, foreglimpse, foresee, foretaste, have in mind, have in view, image, imagine, just see, look ahead, look beyond, look forward to, look upon, meditate, objectify, picture, predict, prophesy, realize, regard, represent, see, see ahead, see beforehand, summon up, view, viewpoint, vision, visualize
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