Definition of visualize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -ise) verb
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪz//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they visualize
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪz//
    he / she / it visualizes
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪzɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪzɪz//
    past simple visualized
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪzd//
    past participle visualized
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪzd//
    -ing form visualizing
    BrE BrE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪzɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪʒuəlaɪzɪŋ//
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  1. 1to form a picture of somebody/something in your mind synonym imagine visualize somebody/something/yourself (as something) Try to visualize him as an old man. visualize what, how, etc… I can't visualize what this room looked like before it was decorated. visualize somebody/something/yourself doing something It can help to visualize yourself making your speech clearly and confidently. visualize doing something She couldn't visualize climbing the mountain.
  2. 2visualize something to make something visible to the eye Ultrasound is a technique that uses sound waves to visualize internal structures.
  3. Extra examples I visualized him as a typical businessman. It is difficult to visualize how the town must have looked years ago. I asked him to visualize floating in a clear blue pool. I can’t visualize what the house might have been like 300 years ago. Try to visualize yourself walking into the interview calmly and confidently.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: visualize