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[vizh-oo-uh-lahyz] /ˈvɪʒ u əˌlaɪz/
verb (used without object), visualized, visualizing.
to recall or form mental images or pictures.
verb (used with object), visualized, visualizing.
to make visual or visible.
to form a mental image of.
to make perceptible to the mind or imagination.
Origin of visualize
1810-20; visual + -ize
Related forms
visualizable, adjective
visualization, noun
visualizer, visualist, noun
nonvisualized, adjective
revisualization, noun
revisualize, verb, revisualized, revisualizing.
unvisualized, adjective
well-visualized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for visualize
  • Mind maps are an effective way to tackle large projects, as they help you visualize ideas that can be overwhelming.
  • So fact remains that human brain and mind can visualize things by some kind of invisible connections.
  • One way to get your mind around these extra dimensions is to visualize a single strand of a spiderweb.
  • As one student reads, ask the others to close their eyes and try to visualize what they are hearing.
  • It also can expand their vocabulary by helping them visualize and create their own imagery for the topic.
  • If you have additional tips about how to locate and visualize stored location data, please log in and contribute.
  • When outside the office, researchers can enter values into the app to find answers quickly or visualize data.
  • He has created us as a human with brain to visualize what is good and what is bad.
  • It's true the mathematical models will help us visualize the possibilities.
  • It's not sick, but it's easy to visualize its hazards.
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
visualizer, visualiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for visualize

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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