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envisage (someone or something) as (something)

To picture or visualize someone or something as something. I think you're envisaging your crush as more perfect than she really is. Try to envisage the office as a nursery.
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envisage someone or something as someone or something

to imagine or visualize someone or something as someone or something. I envisaged you as a more graceful person than you are. We envisaged the living room as sort of a gathering place for the entire family.
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Rigorous fines of several thousands of euros for lawyers that will not obey the law are envisaged. Experts say that the law should be saluted because finally order will be set and the lawyers will finally have to pay taxes.
"But more importantly than that, the number of points we have been able to accumulate, I wouldn't have envisaged that at all."
Macki, while addressing the members of Majlis Al Shura, said that the budget proposal envisages an expenditure growth of RO696 million over last year's level of RO7,434 million and a revenue growth to the extent of RO900 million from RO6,380 million envisaged for last year.
"It is taking a bit longer than we first envisaged for the respective legal teams to finalise the documentation but there are no problems with the deal."
Initial research into the impact of a supplementary business rate, as envisaged in the Lyons Report, gives an indication of benefits that might flow to Birmingham if the idea was to gain Government approval.
Southwell No problems envisaged. Thurles No problems expected.
The risks to the programm'e budgetary projections also appear broadly balanced and stem from uncertainty as to the implementation of the measures envisaged in the programme.
(3) Envisaged solutions: engaging in a process of hypotheses formulation that could support or not a claim depending on the data;
Japan hopes the envisaged resolution to support the transfer of sovereignty from the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority to an interim Iraqi government would be adopted ''unanimously,'' the ministry's top bureaucrat told a press conference.
In conclusion, Loader's study may well stimulate further inquiry into the personal attitudes of the historical Jesus concerning Mosaic tradition, At the same time, the amount of redaction documented by Loader suggests that the task may be even more daunting than was ever envisaged. Ironically, the Jesus of history recedes even further under the impact of multi-layered editorializing in the Gospels traditions.
The presidential powers envisaged in the draft mirror the provisions in a previous Constitution that had been in place before former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to office.
The installation of a new automated long-wall unit is envisaged in year three.
In the 6th chapter, Micah envisaged a cosmic trial; God is the prosecutor, Israelis the accused, and the charge is betrayal.
The envisaged programs will feature new entertainers and television personalities to be recruited with the help of Yoshimoto's TV personalities, they said.
I envisaged 100 per cent, or nearly 100 per cent, remission for countries whose per capita GNP fell below $765 a year, and partial remission for those whose per capita GNP stood between $765 and $2,000.