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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 it currently is. I'm sorry, but Brian is so shy that I just can't envision him as a news anchor. Try to envision the office as a nursery.
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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Envision intends to present the proposed transaction to its shareholders for approval at the Companys 2018 Annual Meeting, which will be scheduled as soon as practicable following the filing and review of proxy materials.
Morgan Securities LLC, Evercore and Guggenheim Securities LLC are serving as financial advisors and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Bass, Berry & Sims are serving as legal counsel to Envision. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is acting as legal counsel to KKR.
That report envisioned a global disarmament regime administered by the United Nations (or a successor organization) that "would explicitly forbid national possession of weapons of mass destruction, of the means of delivery, and of the trained personnel required to mount an attack." The world body would impose its will through an "international force, balanced appropriately between ground, sea, air, and space elements." It would also possess a small stock of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.
Architected for an optimized self-service user experience, Envision democratizes data visualization, exploration and discovery.
Envision delivers a powerful modern BI platform with fine-grained controls for organizations to easily scale to support the needs of their business and technical user communities.
Beyond its data-to-dashboard speed, Envision sets itself apart in the rapidly growing BI market space through its unique ability to be accessed as a subscription-based public cloud platform and as a private cloud BI solution.
Powered by a unique floating business model based on concurrent usage versus named user and devoid of add-on fees for server enablement, data source connections, printing reports and dashboard creation, Envision provides a scalable, long-term solution for todays data-driven enterprise.
These benefits directly carry over to the companys OEM and channel partners where Envision is leveraged as an embedded technology component or within a vertical solution stack.