- When you close your eyes and imagine yourself winning first prize, this is an example of when you visualize winning first prize.
- When you use a microscope to better see cells, this is an example of when you can visualize the cells better with a microscope.
Visualize is to imagine, or to paint a picture of something in your mind, or to make something visible.
transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
to form a mental image of; imagine, envision, etc.
Origin of visualizevisual + -ize
to form a mental image
verbvi·su·al·ized, vi·su·al·iz·ing, vi·su·al·iz·es
- a. To form a mental image of; envisage: tried to visualize the scene as it was described.b. To engage in psychological visualization with regard to (pain or a body process, for example).
- a. To render visible, as in an image or representation: “Movies have always been keen to visualize the gorier details of ocular trauma” ( Dennis Lim )b. To produce an image or visual representation of (an internal body part or action, for example) by radiological or other technology.
To form a mental image.
(third-person singular simple present visualizes, present participle visualizing, simple past and past participle visualized)
- (American) Alternative spelling of visualise.
- visual +"Ž -ize