Meaning of VISUALIZE in English


ˈvizhəˌlīz, -zh(ə)wəˌ- verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

transitive verb

1. : to make visual or visible : picture ; especially : to see a mental image of (something not before the eye) : picture mentally : image , imagine

visualize a scene in all its concreteness — Herbert Read

visualized atomic scientists as bearded old men


a. : to conceive definitely (as something abstract) : envisage

visualize a scheme

visualizing anatomy as a living subject

did not visualize a third alternative — E.H.Erikson

b. : foresee

had not visualized such an attack

3. : to make (an organ) visible by surgical or roentgenographic visualization

intransitive verb

1. : to form a visual mental image of something not present before the eye at the time

had the power of visualizing in minute detail

2. : to become visible — used especially of an internal bodily organ or condition

the worm visualized through a bronchoscope — E.C.Faust

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.