[ vizh-oo-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈvɪʒ u əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used without object), vis·u·al·ized, vis·u·al·iz·ing.
to recall or form mental images or pictures.
verb (used with object), vis·u·al·ized, vis·u·al·iz·ing.
to make visual or visible.
to form a mental image of.
to make perceptible to the mind or imagination.
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Also especially British, vis·u·al·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM visualize
vis·u·al·iz·a·ble, adjectivevis·u·al·i·za·tion, nounvis·u·al·iz·er, vis·u·al·ist, nounnon·vis·u·al·ized, adjective
re·vis·u·al·i·za·tion, nounre·vis·u·al·ize, verb, re·vis·u·al·ized, re·vis·u·al·iz·ing.un·vis·u·al·ized, adjectivewell-vis·u·al·ized, adjective
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How to use visualize in a sentence
The dear sailor brothers I can't quite visualise; I can only see them looking so upright and pale when we said good-bye.Carry On|Coningsby Dawson
Even in London a man saw and heard and was able, if he had an imagination, to visualise too much to remain quite normal.Robin|Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Yes,” said Bertram, and tried to visualise that rush at the belching Maxim.Cupid in Africa|P. C. Wren
They always visualise sin in its horror in a way that is beyond most of us, and we can respect their gloom.The Book of This and That|Robert Lynd
Perhaps the quickest way to visualise the differences of nations is to imagine them exchanging countries.A Wanderer in Holland|E. V. Lucas
British Dictionary definitions for visualize
/ (ˈvɪʒʊəˌlaɪz, -zjʊ-) /
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)
Derived forms of visualizevisualizer or visualiser, noun
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