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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To conceive an image or a picture of, especially as a future possibility: envisaged a world at peace.
  • transitive v. To consider or regard in a certain way.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To conceive or see something within one's mind. To imagine or envision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To look in the face of; to apprehend; to regard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To look in the face of; face; view; regard; hence, to apprehend directly; perceive by intuition: sometimes, as a term of philosophy, equivalent to intuit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

Etymologies

French envisager : Old French en-, in; see en-1 + Old French visage, face; see visage.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French envisager, from en ("in") + visage ("visage"); see visage. (Wiktionary)

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