- to recall or form mental images or pictures.
- to make visual or visible.
- to form a mental image of.
- to make perceptible to the mind or imagination.
Also especially British, vis·u·al·ise.
Origin of visualize
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Examples from the Web for visualize
So, he has access to his entire timeline, and it was up to the visualizers to visualize it in some way that it might be.Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves
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You had to visualize what all the pieces were and make sure you found them.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon
April 17, 2014
For those that need to visualize this, think about the way hamburger grease clogs your drains.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics
Jenna A. Bell
February 12, 2014
The more he talked, the more promoters and fans were able to visualize a Clay-Liston fight.Rand Paul Woos the Base With Hot Monica Lewinsky Talk
February 12, 2014
It helps [to] visualize the dish before you do it, it helps you with your daily process, it helps putting it together.The Genius Behind elBulli: Ferran Adria Reveals His Creative Process
January 29, 2014
I'll have to burn some midnight oil, but I can visualize the bridge.Her Father's Daughter
The clerk half-closed his eyes in order the better to visualize his memory.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
Why can't you get her back here and let her visualize the ideally beautiful?The Ideal
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
What were they all doing, those crowds that she could visualize so plainly?The Beach of Dreams
H. De Vere Stacpoole
He tried to visualize the planet he was coming to, but no pictures formed in his mind.The Status Civilization
- to form a mental image of (something incapable of being viewed or not at that moment visible)
- med to view by means of an X-ray the outline of (a bodily organ, structure, or part)
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Word Origin and History for visualize
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