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envision (someone or something) as (someone or something else)

To picture or fantasize about someone or something as being different than one or it currently is. I'm sorry, but Brian is so shy that I just can't envision him as a news anchor.
See also: envision, something

envision someone as someone else

 and envision something as something else
to imagine or fantasize someone as someone else; to imagine or fantasize something as something else. I envision her as the next company president. We envisioned this as larger than it turned out to be.
See also: else, envision
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About enVision Business Consulting Founded in 2009, enVision Business Consulting has a unique ecosystem that includes strategic business solutions, recruitment and talent services, angel investing and philanthropic partnerships.
I am very excited to help transform Envision's EMEA organization and accelerate the growth of our customer network," said John Childs, "Europe, Middle East and Africa markets are massive opportunities for Envision Energy, with a perfect match to our fully certified international turbine range.
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