envision vs foresee what difference

what is difference between envision and foresee

English

Etymology

From en- +‎ vision, from Latin visionem (a thing or sight seen).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈvɪʒən/
  • Rhymes: -ɪʒən

Verb

envision (third-person singular simple present envisions, present participle envisioning, simple past and past participle envisioned)

  1. (transitive) To conceive or see something within one’s mind. To imagine.

Synonyms

  • envisage, visualize, dream, imagine, think up

Translations

Further reading

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English

Etymology

From Middle English foreseen, forseen, from Old English foresēon; equivalent to fore- +‎ see. Similar formations in Dutch voorzien, German vorsehen, Latin prōvideō.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /fɔɹˈsi/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɔːˈsiː/
  • Rhymes: -iː

Verb

foresee (third-person singular simple present foresees, present participle foreseeing, simple past foresaw, past participle foreseen)

  1. To be able to see beforehand: to anticipate; predict.
    • 1838, Charles Dickens, The Lamplighter:
      “I foresee in this,” he says, “the breaking up of our profession.”
  2. (obsolete) To provide.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Vicissitude of Things
      Great shoals of people, which go on to populate, without foreseeing means of life.

Derived terms

  • foreseeable

Translations

See also

  • forsee
  • unforeseen

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