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envisage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishenvisageen‧vis‧age /ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 PREDICTto think that something is likely to happen in the future 🔊 The scheme cost a lot more than we had originally envisaged.envisage doing something 🔊 I don’t envisage working with him again.see thesaurus at imagine→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
envisageThe changes have been greater than we ever envisaged.Certainly the development of community care did not take place in the way that might have been envisaged.The Emperor, however, envisaged a city which was not only light and clean but also full of air.We do not envisage a general election for at least another two years.The law itself envisages a number of phases in the settlement of the Burgundians.The picturesque view, which envisages life as art, took a long time to die.It is envisaged that a Deposit Draft will be available in September.She had never envisaged that they would all be solidly against it.If she fixed her focus with enough concentration she could envisage the invisible barrier.However, present government statements are envisaging up to 80 percent of households being owner-occupiers.I cannot envisage what the circumstances will be in twenty years' time.
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Verb table
envisage
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyenvisage
he, she, itenvisages
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyenvisaged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave envisaged
he, she, ithas envisaged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad envisaged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill envisage
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have envisaged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam envisaging
he, she, itis envisaging
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you, we, theyare envisaging
Past
I, he, she, itwas envisaging
you, we, theywere envisaging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been envisaging
he, she, ithas been envisaging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been envisaging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be envisaging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been envisaging
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