from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To form a mental image of; envisage: tried to visualize the scene as it was described.
  • transitive v. To make visible.
  • intransitive v. To form a mental image.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Alternative spelling of visualise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To form a mental image of something not present before the eye at the time.
  • transitive v. To make visual, or visible.
  • transitive v. To see in the imagination; to form a mental image of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hence, in literature, to make (a character) appear real by vividness and force of description.
  • To make visual or visible; make that which is perceived by the mind only visible to the eye; externalize to the eye.
  • To call up a mental image or picture with a distinctness approaching actual vision.
  • Also spelled visualise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. view the outline of by means of an X-ray
  • v. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • v. make visible
  • v. form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract


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