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    #1

    Visualize or envisage

    Which one is correct
    I visualize/ envisage his face in the mirror.

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    #2

    Re: Visualize or envisage

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Which one is correct
    I visualize/ envisage his face in the mirror.
    Use "visualise". We "envisage" events not things/people.

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    #3

    Re: Visualize or envisage

    I learned a new word today. I've never envisaged anything in my life before. I've envisioned a number of things, but never envisaged.

    Thanks for the post!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Visualize or envisage

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I learned a new word today. I've never envisaged anything in my life before. I've envisioned a number of things, but never envisaged.

    Thanks for the post!
    I've never "envisioned" anything. So I've learned a new word too.

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    Re: Visualize or envisage

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I learned a new word today. I've never envisaged anything in my life before. I've envisioned a number of things, but never envisaged.

    Thanks for the post!
    Ditto.

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    #6

    Re: Visualize or envisage

    I've just discovered that "visualise" is a (relatively) recent word, 1817, and was possibly coined by Coleridge.

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    #7

    Re: Visualize or envisage

    I haven't seen or heard this word before as well and have found it useful.
    So my like goes to the threadstarter

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    #8

    Re: Visualize or envisage

    Another "envisage" user here.

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    #9

    Re: Visualize or envisage

    I wonder if it's Pondial then. The US folks envision and the UK folks envisage?

    Anyway - I love adding new words to my vocabulary!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #10

    Re: Visualize or envisage

    I thought you visualize something in the mind. Visualize in the mirror?

    not a teacher

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