From 'Vocabulary' part of The ABC Of Plain Words by Sir E Gowers (1951)

There is a place for envisage to indicate a mental vision of something planned but not yet created, but not nearly such a big place as is given to it. Do not use it where another word is more accurate.

Mr. X said that he envisaged that there would be no access to the school from the main road (thought).
I would refer to your letter of the 26th February, 1948, in which you envisaged the repairs would be completed by the end of this month (said that you expected).
Certain items will fall to be dealt with not by transfer to the Minister but in the way envisaged in Section 60 (described).
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