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verb [transitive]     picture pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepicturing
past tensepictured
past participlepictured
  1. 1
    to imagine something

    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.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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