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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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It also envisages multi-layered protection with responsibility distributed among various government bodies.
Le ministre envisage un plan de developpement urbain au nord de la Haute-Egypte, notamment dans les gouvernorats de Menia, de Fayoum et de Beni Souef.
The law envisages a prison sentence from five to ten years for "buying" of votes.
The 2013 budget envisages a deficit of roughly 1.7 billion rials, based on an average oil price of $85.
The National Development Strategy (NDS) for Qatar covering 2011-16 envisages spending totalling USD 226 bln, while Abu Dhabi's Vision 2030 report estimated spending of USD 160 bln during the five year period 2008-13, it added.
"I don't envisage any problems with the meeting going ahead.
In turn, the agreement between Iran and Azerbaijan envisages cooperation in the implementation of railway projects.
The memorandum envisages exchange of information and experiences regarding the construction sector, cooperation in public housing projects, research and training of experts, production of construction materials and utilization of products of latest technology.
The second scenario envisages additional measures, each for every sector.
Cyprus Finance Minister Charilaos Stavrakis presented the Stability Programme to the press on Wednesday, which envisages to curtail budget deficit from 6.1% of GDP in 2010 to 2.5% by 2013.
The first project envisages pavement and greenery in the neighborhood of al-Damuk, central Kut, at a cost of 1.200 million Iraqi dinars, while the second one envisages the pavement of the remaining part of al-Kut city entrance from Thi-Qar province at a cost of 800 million Iraqi dinars," Hussein Allawi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The five-year programme for 2010-2014 envisages the construction of 15.000 km of new roads.
His proposal complements a recommendation in the Parkinson Report on the Birmingham city centre masterplan, which envisages the council raising money against its huge property portfolio - unleashing in excess of pounds 1 billion.
Evidently, the Grassley-Baucus bill envisages an IMF reform that will transform the Fund into an agency that deals with the problem of "fundamental misalignment" of currencies.
In the field of exploration, production and liquefaction (upstream), the association agreement envisages new projects in which Repsol YPF would have operator status and hold 60% of the capital, while Gas Natural would have a 40% share.