visualize

verb vi·su·al·ize \ ˈvi-zhə-wə-ˌlīz , ˈvi-zhə-ˌlīz , ˈvizh-wə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of visualize

visualized; visualizing
transitive verb
: to make visible: such 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 in a Sentence

  1. She tried to visualize the scene he was describing.

  2. Before you swing, visualize yourself hitting the ball.

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First Known Use of visualize

1817


VISUALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

visualize

verb

Definition of visualize for English Language Learners

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


VISUALIZE Defined for Kids

visualize

verb vi·su·al·ize \ ˈvi-zhə-wə-ˌlīz \

Definition of visualize for Students

visualized; visualizing
: to see or form a mental image : imagine

Medical Dictionary

visualize

transitive verb vi·su·al·ize
variants: also British visualise play \ˈvizh-(ə-)wə-ˌlīz, ˈvizh-ə-ˌlīz\

medical Definition of visualize

visualized also British visualised; visualizing also British visualising
: 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


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