1. form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; “Can you conceive of him as the president?”
    • Synonyms
      • imagine
      • conceive of
      • ideate
    • Less specific
      • create by mental act
      • create mentally
    • More specific
      • visualize
      • visualise
      • envision
      • project
      • fancy
      • see
      • figure
      • picture
      • image
      • visualize
      • visualise
      • envision
      • foresee
      • fantasize
      • fantasise
      • prefigure
      • think
      • fantasy
      • fantasize
      • fantasise
      • dream
      • daydream
      • woolgather
      • stargaze
    • Related
      • idea
      • thought
      • ideation
      • imaginative
      • inventive
      • imagination
      • imaging
      • imagery
      • mental imagery
      • imagination
      • imaginativeness
      • vision

Context for New Word

Screenshot of context where found envisage

While reading Getzels (1979) I came across envisage as a new word.

The idea of looking at things we can’t quite see yet is interesting.

The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:

morose impetus malady equipoise sero- serodiscordant avant-garde ebullient bon vivant epicurean gregarious soporific perseverate pedagogy commensurate elucidation ichthyosis salient germane oligopoly rogue acquiescence pedantic gentrification parallax syntony clandestine plenary befuddle beleaguer deus ex machina generative inclement zygote concomitant heterogeneous parochial obfuscate compendium compensatory time exegesis lubricious proxemics gerontological precipitous progenitor apraxia proprioception vestibular bombastic prodigious capricious pernicious elephantine genuflect scrivener chagrin haberdasher fennel cacophony kotow laudable prolific anapaest anathema equivoque amalgam filial mongoloid spastic blustery pastiche agglutination denizen elucidate hagiography amorphous locum tenens sublimation panacea anneal flummox sacrosanct tacit paradigmatic gossamer inflammable lacuna sequela liaise mezzanine armature stanchion inculcate Individuate argumentation positivism stymie teleology protean axiology epistemology ontology hackneyed hermeneutics in vitro in vivo conviviality paroxysm sordid nihilism dramaturgy spindrift ab initio idiographic Interlocutor vermiform chauvinism gestalt iconoclastic incredulity bivouac polemic myopic chattel anthropocentric deleterious envisage inviolable jeremiad nascent despotic tellurian centrifugal versus centripetal promulgate interregnum theodicy peccadillo pusillanimity hegemony polyglot Kafkaesque rhizome exogenous cocksure idiosyncratic synecdoche Pangloss basilar proletariat

The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.

Added to Project:

Reference Author: Getzels (1979)

Reference Citation:

Getzels, J. (1979). Problem Finding: a Theoretical Note. Cognitive Science , 3(2), 167-172. https://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15516709cog0302_4