also -ise BrE verb (T) to form a picture of someone or something in your mind; imagine: Try to visualize a successful future. | visualize sb doing sth: Somehow I can't visualize myself teaching adults. | visualize how/what etc: It's hard to visualize how these tiles will look in our bathroom. — visualization noun (U)

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  • Visualize — Vis u*al*ize, v. t. 1. To make visual, or visible. [Written also {visualise}.] [1913 Webster] 2. to see in the imagination; to form a mental image of. [1913 Webster +PJC] No one who has not seen them [glaciers] can possibly visualize them.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Visualize — Vis u*al*ize, v. i. To form a mental image of something not present before the eye at the time. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • visualize — index compose, conceive (comprehend), conjure, discern (detect with the senses), invent (produce for the first time) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • visualize — 1817, first attested in, and perhaps coined by, Coleridge; see VISUAL (Cf. visual) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Visualized; visualizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • visualize — (Amer.) vis·u·al·ize || vɪʒʊəlaɪz v. picture, envisage, conjure up, imagine; make image of internal organs by means of x rays (also visualise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • visualize — [v] make a picture of in the mind anticipate, apprehend, bring to mind, call to mind, call up, conceive of, conjure up, create, divine, dream up, envisage, envision, fancy, feature, foresee, get the picture*, image, imagine, object, picture,… …   New thesaurus

  • visualize — (also visualise) ► VERB ▪ form a mental image of; imagine. DERIVATIVES visualization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • visualize — [vizh′o͞o əl īz΄] vt. visualized, visualizing [ VISUAL + IZE] to form a mental image of (something not present to the sight, an abstraction, etc.); envision vi. to form a mental image visualization n …   English World dictionary

  • visualize — v. 1) (d; tr.) to visualize as (I cannot visualize him as a famous star) 2) (J) I cannot visualize him becoming a famous star 3) (K) I cannot visualize his becoming a famous star * * * [ vɪʒʊəlaɪz] (J) I cannot visualize him becoming a famous… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • visualize — vi|su|al|ize also visualise BrE [ˈvıʒuəlaız] v [T] to form a picture of someone or something in your mind = ↑imagine ▪ I tried to visualize the house while he was describing it. visualize sb doing sth ▪ Somehow I can t visualize myself staying… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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