visualize

[vizh-oo-uh-lahyz]
verb (used without object), visualized, visualizing.
1.
to recall or form mental images or pictures.
verb (used with object), visualized, visualizing.
2.
to make visual or visible.
3.
to form a mental image of.
4.
to make perceptible to the mind or imagination.
Also, especially British, visualise.


Origin:
1810–20; visual + -ize

visualizable, adjective
visualization, noun
visualizer, visualist, noun
nonvisualized, adjective
revisualization, noun
revisualize, verb, revisualized, revisualizing.
unvisualized, adjective
well-visualized, adjective
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visualize or visualise (ˈvɪʒʊəˌlaɪz, -zjʊ-, ˈvɪʒʊəˌlaɪz, -zjʊ-)
 
vb
1.  to form a mental image of (something incapable of being viewed or not at that moment visible)
2.  med to view by means of an X-ray the outline of (a bodily organ, structure, or part)
 
visualise or visualise
 
vb
 
'visualizer or visualise
 
n
 
'visualiser or visualise
 
n

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visualize
1817, first attested in, and perhaps was coined by, Coleridge; see visual + -ize.
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Example sentences
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.
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