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visualize

verb vi·su·al·ize \ˈvi-zhə-wə-ˌlīz, ˈvi-zhə-ˌlīz, ˈvizh-wə-ˌlīz\

: to form a mental picture of (someone or something)

vi·su·al·izedvi·su·al·iz·ing

Full Definition of VISUALIZE

transitive verb
:  to make visible: as
a :  to see or form a mental image of :  envisage <trying to visualize the problem>
b :  to make (an internal organ or part) visible by radiographic visualization
intransitive verb
:  to form a mental visual image

Examples of VISUALIZE

  1. She tried to visualize the scene he was describing.
  2. Before you swing, visualize yourself hitting the ball.

First Known Use of VISUALIZE

1817

Rhymes with VISUALIZE

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VISUALIZED Defined for Kids

visualize

verb vi·su·al·ize \ˈvi-zhə-wə-ˌlīz\
vi·su·al·izedvi·su·al·iz·ing

Definition of VISUALIZE for Kids

:  to see or form a mental image :  imagine
Medical Dictionary

visualize

transitive verb vi·su·al·ize
vi·su·al·ized also British vi·su·al·isedvi·su·al·iz·ing also British vi·su·al·is·ing

Medical Definition of VISUALIZE

:  to make visible: as a :  to see or form a mental image of b :  to make (an organ) visible by radiographic visualization <visualize the gallbladder> c :  to prepare (as an organism or tissue) for microscopic examination especially by staining

Variants of VISUALIZE

vi·su·al·ize also British vi·su·al·ise \ˈvizh-(ə-)wə-ˌlīz, ˈvizh-ə-ˌlīz\

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