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    envision / envisage

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to revise my interpretation of the bolded word from the following NYT’s title “Despite Pullout, Russia Envisions Long-Term Shift”.

    My supposition is that “envision” is a despin-off (derivate) of “envisage”. It is quite on the cards that it means “imagine”, “conceive of”, “see in one’s mind”, “ picture to oneself”, as in “I cannot envision him as President”.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Re: envision / envisage

    Your interpretation of envision is the correct one.

    (It's an article, not a title. Also, the expression is in the cards, although I don't know how that applies here.)


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    Re: envision / envisage

    Hi RonBee,

    Thank you for your assistance. Thank you also for your well-founded correction concerning "following title of a NYT's article".

    Excuse me, but I simply can't make out why you got a shock and raised an objection against the customary expression "on the cards".

    it's on the cards "Civil war is on the cards."

    it's quite on the cards, that = it's most likely,that

    Experts have said that the rules will not lead to revolution overnight, reversing at a stroke the decline in workplace participation amongst the over 50s. Instead a slow cultural change is on the cards.

    I don't know if, but it's on the cards that one could.

    I was going to say, is there anything on the cards for local authority finance, or is that still awaiting?

    Regards,

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    Re: envision / envisage


    in the cards
    The Idiom Connection

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    Re: envision / envisage

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Excuse me, but I simply can't make out why you got a shock and raised an objection against the customary expression "on the cards".
    V.
    "On the cards" means "likely to happen". But no-one knows if it will happen yet.
    You can't say "From my knowledge, it's on the cards that the following word means <meaning> in English". That is already known (albeit not by you).

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