verb fan·ta·size \-ˌsīz\

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


Full Definition of FANTASIZE

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>
fan·ta·siz·er \-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>

First Known Use of FANTASIZE


Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

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Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of FANTASIZE

intransitive verb
:  to indulge in fantasy :  create or develop imaginative and often fantastic views or ideas <fantasizes about running away from home>
transitive verb
:  to portray in the mind by fantasy <likes to fantasize herself as very famous>

Variants of FANTASIZE

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


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