verb (-sized; -sizing) Date: 1926 intransitive verb to indulge in reverie ; create or develop imaginative and often fantastic views or ideas <
doing things I'd fantasized about in my sheltered childhood — Diane Arbus
transitive verb to portray in the mind ; fancy <
likes to fantasize herself as very wealthy
fantasizer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fantasize — (also fantasise) ► VERB ▪ indulge in daydreaming or speculation about something desired. DERIVATIVES fantasist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • fantasize — [fant′ə sīz΄] vt. fantasized, fantasizing [ FANTAS(Y) + IZE] to create or imagine in a fantasy; have daydreams about vi. to indulge in fantasies …   English World dictionary

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  • fantasize — fan|ta|size [ fæntə,saız ] verb intransitive or transitive to imagine that something pleasant, exciting, or unusual is happening to you: fantasize about: We all fantasize about what we d do if we won the Lottery. fantasize that: I used to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fantasize — fan|ta|size also fantasise BrE [ˈfæntəsaız] v [I and T] to imagine that you are doing something which is very pleasant or exciting, but which is very unlikely to happen fantasize about ▪ Sometimes she fantasized about buying a boat and sailing… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fantasize — [[t]fæ̱ntəsaɪz[/t]] fantasizes, fantasizing, fantasized (in BRIT, also use fantasise) 1) VERB If you fantasize about an event or situation that you would like to happen, you give yourself pleasure by imagining that it is happening, although it is …   English dictionary

  • fantasize — also ise BrE verb (I, T) to imagine something strange, or very pleasant happening to you : fantasize (that): I used to fantasize that my real parents were famous movie stars. (+ about): She would fantasize about her future life with Kyle.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fantasize — fantasizer, n. /fan teuh suyz /, v., fantasized, fantasizing. v.i. 1. to conceive fanciful or extravagant notions, ideas, suppositions, or the like (often fol. by about): to fantasize about the ideal job. v.t. 2. to create in one s fancy,… …   Universalium

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