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verb [transitive] envisage pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyenvisage
he/she/itenvisages
present participleenvisaging
past tenseenvisaged
past participleenvisaged
  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.

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