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verb [transitive] envisage pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ/
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present tense
present participleenvisaging
past tenseenvisaged
past participleenvisaged
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  1. to have something as a plan or an intention
    The plan envisaged the creation of regional councils.
    envisage doing something: We envisage charging a small sum for the use of our services.
    envisage that: It was initially envisaged that the work would last for about a month.
    1. a.
      to imagine something that has not happened or does not exist
      When he built this house, he never envisaged how much the area would change.
      difficult/hard to envisage: It is difficult to envisage living without the telephone.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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