visualize

[ 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.
Also especially British, vis·u·al·ise.

Origin of visualize

First recorded in 1810–20; visual + -ize
Related forms
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Examples from the Web for visualist

  • He is an "auditive" as well as a "visualist," to employ the precious classification of the psychiatrists.

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British Dictionary definitions for visualist

visualize

visualise

/ (ˈvɪʒʊəˌlaɪz, -zjʊ-) /

verb

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 Formsvisualizer or visualiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for visualist

visualize


v.

1817, first attested in, and perhaps coined by, Coleridge; see visual + -ize. Related: Visualized; visualizing.

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