Meaning of IMAGE in English

IMAGE

noun

1 impression of sb/sth given to the public

ADJECTIVE

▪ good , positive

▪ negative

▪ tarnished

The party needs to clean up its somewhat tarnished ~.

▪ poor

The industry had a poor ~.

▪ false

The history books built up a false ~ of an unpopular president.

▪ clean , clean-cut ( esp. BrE ), perfect , squeaky-clean , wholesome

He's a good player with a clean ~.

He represents the perfect ~ of a clean-living college boy.

▪ macho

▪ hackneyed

the hackneyed ~ of the poor student

▪ traditional

traditional ~s of motherhood

▪ media , public , screen

In real life she looks nothing like her screen ~.

▪ brand , corporate

Champagne houses owe their success to brand ~.

VERB + IMAGE

▪ create

The company needs to create a new ~ for itself.

▪ convey , cultivate , present , project , promote

a book which presents positive ~s of older people

▪ change , transform

▪ bolster , boost , burnish ( esp. AmE ), clean up , enhance , improve , polish , revive

an effort to improve the organization's public ~

▪ soften

She is now seeking to soften her ~ for voters.

▪ keep up , live up to , maintain

The group has failed to live up to its macho ~.

Eastwood has maintained an ~ as a tough guy.

▪ shed

The industry is trying to shed its negative ~.

▪ mar ( esp. AmE ), ruin , tarnish

2 mental picture of sb/sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ powerful , vivid

▪ sudden

She had a sudden mental ~ of herself in a wedding dress.

▪ positive

▪ negative

▪ distorted

the distorted ~s in his dreams

▪ enduring , indelible

It leaves indelible ~s imprinted on your mind.

▪ unrealistic

unrealistic ~s of the ideal body

▪ popular

▪ ideal

the ideal ~ of American citizenship

▪ stereotyped , stereotypical

▪ mental

▪ body

help with eating disorders and body ~

▪ literary , poetic

▪ dream

VERB + IMAGE

▪ have

▪ bring to mind , call to mind , conjure , conjure up , evoke , recall , summon , summon up

Samba always seems to conjure up ~s of Brazil.

the ability to summon up ~s in the mind

▪ build , build up , form

I like to build up ~s of the characters and setting before I start to write.

▪ fit

He didn't fit my ~ of the boss.

▪ use

▪ reinforce

Treating disabled people like children only reinforces negative ~s of disability.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

He started to recall ~s from his past.

3 copy

ADJECTIVE

▪ living , spitting

He's the spitting ~ of his father!

▪ mirror

Betsy was a mirror ~ of her twin.

4 picture

ADJECTIVE

▪ compelling , dramatic , graphic , memorable , poignant , powerful , spectacular , striking , stunning , unforgettable

▪ disturbing , gruesome , horrible , horrific , violent

powerful and disturbing ~s of the war

▪ familiar , iconic

▪ visual

The visual ~ is steadily replacing the written word.

▪ flickering , moving

flickering ~s on a screen

▪ blurred , blurry , fuzzy

▪ faint

After exposure a faint ~ is visible.

▪ still

the use of still and moving video ~s

▪ live

Visitors can view live radar ~s and listen in to the control tower.

▪ recorded

▪ close-up

a live close-up ~ of her face

▪ colour/color

▪ black-and-white , monochrome

▪ high-resolution

▪ clear , crisp , sharp

realistic 3D graphics with sharp ~s

▪ three-dimensional

The machine can capture a three-dimensional ~ of a patient's heart.

▪ photographic , TV , video

▪ screen

Each illustration is displayed as a complete screen ~.

▪ computer , digital , radar , satellite , X-ray

▪ thumbnail

Under each thumbnail ~ is a link to a larger illustration.

▪ holographic

▪ graven ( literary )

It was forbidden to worship graven ( = carved ) ~s.

▪ painted

the painted ~ of a human being

▪ religious

▪ pornographic

VERB + IMAGE

▪ generate , produce , reproduce

the ~s produced on laser printers

▪ capture , download , record , scan , upload

She longed to capture the ~ on film.

▪ edit

▪ distort

▪ bear

humorous posters bearing an ~ of a squatting dog

▪ display , post , show

the pixel information used to display a digital ~

Advertisers have given permission to post these digital ~s.

▪ print

▪ process

▪ enlarge

The devices are capable of enlarging the ~.

▪ acquire , obtain

▪ view

▪ store

You can store these ~s in a separate computer file.

▪ juxtapose

The display juxtaposed ~s from serious and popular art.

▪ use

These ~s are used for marketing purposes.

IMAGE + VERB

▪ depict sth , reflect sth , represent sth , reveal sth , show sth

heat ~s that show where most of the activity in the brain is

▪ suggest sth

▪ flicker

▪ fade

IMAGE + NOUN

▪ capture , processing

▪ analysis

~ analysis and feature recognition

▪ distortion , manipulation

▪ compression

▪ processor

▪ database , file

They can connect directly to the ~ files and allow the customer to view them.

▪ transfer

a standard video output for ~ transfer or remote viewing

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .