image

noun
1 impression of sb/sth given to the public
ADJECTIVE
good, positive
negative
tarnished

The party needs to clean up its somewhat tarnished image.

poor

The industry had a poor image.

false

The history books built up a false image of an unpopular president.

clean, clean-cut (esp. BrE), perfect, squeaky-clean, wholesome

He's a good player with a clean image.

He represents the perfect image of a clean-living college boy.

macho
hackneyed

the hackneyed image of the poor student

traditional

traditional images of motherhood

media, public, screen

In real life she looks nothing like her screen image.

brand, corporate

Champagne houses owe their success to brand image.

VERB + IMAGE
create

The company needs to create a new image for itself.

convey, cultivate, present, project, promote

a book which presents positive images of older people

change, transform
bolster, boost, burnish (esp. AmE), clean up, enhance, improve, polish, revive

an effort to improve the organization's public image

soften

She is now seeking to soften her image for voters.

keep up, live up to, maintain

The group has failed to live up to its macho image.

Eastwood has maintained an image as a tough guy.

shed

The industry is trying to shed its negative image.

mar (esp. AmE), ruin, tarnish
2 mental picture of sb/sth
ADJECTIVE
powerful, vivid
sudden

She had a sudden mental image of herself in a wedding dress.

positive
negative
distorted

the distorted images in his dreams

enduring, indelible

It leaves indelible images imprinted on your mind.

unrealistic

unrealistic images of the ideal body

popular
ideal

the ideal image of American citizenship

stereotyped, stereotypical
mental
body

help with eating disorders and body image

literary, poetic
dream
VERB + IMAGE
have
bring to mind, call to mind, conjure, conjure up, evoke, recall, summon, summon up

Samba always seems to conjure up images of Brazil.

the ability to summon up images in the mind

build, build up, form

I like to build up images of the characters and setting before I start to write.

fit

He didn't fit my image of the boss.

use
reinforce

Treating disabled people like children only reinforces negative images of disability.

PREPOSITION
image from

He started to recall images from his past.

3 copy
ADJECTIVE
living, spitting

He's the spitting image of his father!

mirror

Betsy was a mirror image of her twin.

4 picture
ADJECTIVE
compelling, dramatic, graphic, memorable, poignant, powerful, spectacular, striking, stunning, unforgettable
disturbing, gruesome, horrible, horrific, violent

powerful and disturbing images of the war

familiar, iconic
visual

The visual image is steadily replacing the written word.

flickering, moving

flickering images on a screen

blurred, blurry, fuzzy
faint

After exposure a faint image is visible.

still

the use of still and moving video images

live

Visitors can view live radar images and listen in to the control tower.

recorded
close-up

a live close-up image of her face

colour/color
black-and-white, monochrome
high-resolution
clear, crisp, sharp

realistic 3D graphics with sharp images

three-dimensional

The machine can capture a three-dimensional image of a patient's heart.

photographic, TV, video
screen

Each illustration is displayed as a complete screen image.

computer, digital, radar, satellite, X-ray
thumbnail

Under each thumbnail image is a link to a larger illustration.

holographic
graven (literary)

It was forbidden to worship graven (= carved) images.

painted

the painted image of a human being

religious
pornographic
VERB + IMAGE
generate, produce, reproduce

the images produced on laser printers

capture, download, record, scan, upload

She longed to capture the image on film.

edit
distort
bear

humorous posters bearing an image of a squatting dog

display, post, show

the pixel information used to display a digital image

Advertisers have given permission to post these digital images.

print
process
enlarge

The devices are capable of enlarging the image.

acquire, obtain
view
store

You can store these images in a separate computer file.

juxtapose

The display juxtaposed images from serious and popular art.

use

These images are used for marketing purposes.

IMAGE + VERB
depict sth, reflect sth, represent sth, reveal sth, show sth

heat images that show where most of the activity in the brain is

suggest sth
flicker
fade
IMAGE + NOUN
capture, processing
analysis

image analysis and feature recognition

distortion, manipulation
compression
processor
database, file

They can connect directly to the image files and allow the customer to view them.

transfer

a standard video output for image transfer or remote viewing


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