Envisage



[en-viz-ij] /ɛnˈvɪz ɪdʒ/

verb (used with object), envisaged, envisaging.
1.
to contemplate; visualize:
He envisages an era of great scientific discoveries.
2.
Archaic. to look in the face of; face.
/ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to form a mental image of; visualize; contemplate
2.
to conceive of as a possibility in the future; foresee
3.
(archaic) to look in the face of; confront
v.

1778, from French envisager “look in the face of,” from en- “cause to” (see en- (1)) + visage “face” (see visage). Related: Envisaged; envisaging.

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