Definition of visualize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɪʒ(j)ʊəlʌɪz/
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪzjʊəlʌɪz/
(also visualise)


[with object]
1Form a mental image of; imagine: it is not easy to visualize the future
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  • An easy way to visualize this is to imagine watching a home video a friend filmed.
  • Anyway the mental images I visualise are very powerful, and exceed anything I used to see in movies when I used to be able to see.
  • To visualise this imagine the handle of the jug to be a service road.
envisage, envision, conjure up, conjure up an image/picture of, picture in the mind's eye, picture, call to mind, see, imagine, evoke, fancy, dream about, dream up, fantasize about, conceptualize, conceive of, think about, contemplate;
foresee, predict, forecast, anticipate
2Make (something) visible to the eye: the DNA was visualized by staining with ethidium bromide
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  • Whole cells were fixed and stained with DAPI to visualize nuclei and chromosomes.
  • Non-fluorescent techniques for visualizing comets based on staining with silver nitrate have also been used.
  • Degraded DNA from the two 1993 Barrow specimens was visualized on ethidium bromide stained gels.



Example sentences
  • ‘The premise of this exhibition,’ Fusco declares, ‘is that rather than recording the existence of race, photography produced race as a visualizable fact’.
  • And yet it is precisely in the leap from an empirical insistence on the geometry of objects in the world to the analytic insistence that mathematics need not be tied to visualizable objects that allowed for a mathematics of the infinite.
  • It saw the foundation of an approach to science that has subsequently characterized English-speaking scientists ever since: the emphasis upon reducing everything to a visualizable mechanical picture.


Example sentences
  • The presenter's lectern houses a ‘confidence’ monitor and video visualiser plus a drop-down side shelf for a notebook computer.
  • Good visualizers can ‘throw ‘in their imagination and really ‘feel ‘their throw.’
  • Now, that should be some inspiration for the city's umpteen advertising agencies, copywriters and visualisers.

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