Definition of visualize in English:

visualize

(also visualise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Form a mental image of; imagine.

    ‘it is not easy to visualize the future’
    • ‘Your goal is to visualize the easiest of the three shots and trust it.’
    • ‘They help us develop our imagination and capacity to visualise.’
    • ‘Anyway the mental images I visualise are very powerful, and exceed anything I used to see in movies when I used to be able to see.’
    • ‘It did not take much imagination to visualise the vast green forests that had covered the countryside at one time.’
    • ‘Plan scenes, visualize everything before the game so you have images in your head you can exploit even if things don't head in the right direction.’
    • ‘The idea becomes a dream and he visualizes himself making the phone calls and discussing it with his boss, as if he is watching a movie of his new life unfolding.’
    • ‘An easy way to visualize this is to imagine watching a home video a friend filmed.’
    • ‘To visualise this imagine the handle of the jug to be a service road.’
    • ‘The easiest way of visualizing a leg imaginal disc is to think of it as a collapsed cone.’
    • ‘Just by simply closing your eyes you can use the magnificent ability you have to visualize and imagine.’
    • ‘Also try positive imagery; create an image that is relaxing, such as visualizing yourself on a secluded beach.’
    • ‘A lot of magic is about visualising, imaging, strongly imagining in your mind's eye.’
    • ‘Changing your mental image first, by visualizing that future, paves the way for success.’
    • ‘I like to think of wire sculpture as imagination visualized with wire.’
    • ‘To visualize this, imagine a stretched rubber sheet onto which a large mass is placed.’
    • ‘Bolyai's new world can be visualized by imagining a triangle drawn on the surface of a saddle.’
    • ‘For a musician, imaging includes more than visualizing.’
    • ‘It takes an inventive imagination to read these things and accurately visualize anything.’
    • ‘The two wheels were almost as wide as the ship, and while the port one still looked impressive, the less well-preserved starboard wheel required a bit more imagination to visualise.’
    • ‘But the city official in charge of the dossier says it's too soon to know what the city visualizes as the future of the site.’
    envisage, envision, conjure up, conjure up an image of, conjure up an picture of, picture in the mind's eye, picture, call to mind, see, imagine, evoke, fancy, dream about, dream up, fantasize about, conceptualize, conceive of, think about, contemplate
    foresee, predict, forecast, anticipate
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  • 2Make (something) visible to the eye.

    ‘the DNA was visualized by staining with ethidium bromide’
    • ‘Non-fluorescent techniques for visualizing comets based on staining with silver nitrate have also been used.’
    • ‘Stained fragments were visualized using the fluorescent imager.’
    • ‘Degraded DNA from the two 1993 Barrow specimens was visualized on ethidium bromide stained gels.’
    • ‘Whole cells were fixed and stained with DAPI to visualize nuclei and chromosomes.’

Pronunciation:

visualize

/ˈvɪzjʊəlʌɪz//ˈvɪʒ(j)ʊəlʌɪz/