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verb [transitive] picture pronunciation in British English /ˈpɪktʃə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepicturing
past tensepictured
past participlepictured
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  1. 1
    to imagine something
    She smiled involuntarily as she pictured the scene.
    Try to picture what life was like back in those days.
    picture someone/yourself doing something: I pictured myself lying in the sun, a cool drink in my hand.
    picture someone/something as something: It was hard to picture him as a responsible husband and father.
  2. 2
    to show someone in a photograph, painting etc
    She is pictured on the magazine’s front cover, talking to the Queen.
    Pictured above are some of the clothes from the new collection.


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