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fantasize

play
verb fan·ta·size \-ˌsīz\

Simple Definition of fantasize

  • : to imagine doing things that you are very unlikely to do : to have fantasies

Full Definition of fantasize

fan·ta·sizedfan·ta·siz·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to portray in the mind :  fancy <likes to fantasize herself as very wealthy>

fan·ta·siz·er play \-ˌsī-zər\ noun

Examples of fantasize

  1. She fantasized that she had won a million dollars.

  2. <all those lottery players fantasizing themselves as living in extravagant luxury>



1926

First Known Use of fantasize

1926

Rhymes with fantasize

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Medical Dictionary

fantasize

verb fan·ta·size

Medical Definition of fantasize

fan·ta·sized or British fan·ta·sisedfan·ta·siz·ing or British fan·ta·sis·ing

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to indulge in fantasy :  create or develop imaginative and often fantastic views or ideas <fantasizes about running away from home>

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to portray in the mind by fantasy <likes to fantasize herself as very famous>



Variants of fantasize

or British fan·ta·sise \ˈfant-ə-ˌsīz\play


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