to imagine something by making an image in your mind:
Tom, picturing the scene, smiled.
picture somebody/something as something
Rob had pictured her as serious, but she wasn't like that.
picture somebody doing something
I can't picture him skiing. He's so clumsy!
Picture what it would be like after a nuclear attack.
2AV [usually passive]
to show someone or something in a photograph, painting, or drawing:
She is pictured with her mum Christine and sister Kelly.
3 [usually passive]
to describe something in a particular way
be pictured as something
She's been pictured as a difficult, demanding woman.