visualize (someone or something) as (something)

visualize (someone or something) as (something)

To create an image in one's mind of someone or something being a particular thing or looking a certain way. I can't help but laugh visualizing my brother the hippie as some straight-laced police officer. Growing up, whenever my mom talked about my cousin being in the Navy Seals, I always visualized him as a literal seal wearing a military uniform.
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visualize someone or something as someone or something

to imagine or envision someone as someone or something or something as something. I can almost visualize you as the president. I visualize this room as a meeting place for everyone.
See also: visualize