visualize

To visualize something is to be able to see it in your mind. From the twitching in their feet, it seems that sleeping dogs often visualize a fenced-in area and about 30 squirrels.

Visualizing is a lot like imagining — both involve picturing something in your mind. But while imagine has the sense of wondering and exploring, when you visualize something, your hope is to make it real. Basketball players visualize themselves making a shot to help them sink the basketball in the hoop. Visualize yourself getting the job as you're going in to be interviewed and your chances for success will increase.

Definitions of visualize
1

v form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract

“Mathematicians often visualize
Synonyms:
visualise
envision, fancy, figure, image, picture, project, see, visualise
imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
Type of:
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine
form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

v imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

Synonyms:
envision, fancy, figure, image, picture, project, see, visualise
realise, realize, see, understand
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
visualise
form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
Type of:
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine
form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

v make visible

“With this machine, ultrasound can be visualized
Synonyms:
visualise
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v view the outline of by means of an X-ray

“The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver”
Synonyms:
visualise
Types:
image
render visible, as by means of MRI
Type of:
catch, see, take in, view, watch
see or watch

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