fantasize

verb fan·ta·size \ ˈfan-tə-ˌsīz \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of fantasize

fantasized; fantasizing
: to indulge in reverie : to create or develop imaginative and often fantastic views or ideas
  • doing things I'd fantasized about in my sheltered childhood
  • —Diane Arbus
: to portray in the mind : fancy
  • likes to fantasize herself as very wealthy

fantasizer

play \ˈfan-tə-ˌsī-zər\ noun

Examples of fantasize in a Sentence

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

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

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First Known Use of fantasize

1926

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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FANTASIZE Defined for English Language Learners

fantasize

Definition of fantasize for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

fantasize

verb fan·ta·size
variants: or British fantasise play \ˈfant-ə-ˌsīz\

medical Definition of fantasize

fantasized or British fantasised; fantasizing or British fantasising
: to indulge in fantasy : create or develop imaginative and often fantastic views or ideas
  • fantasizes about running away from home
: to portray in the mind by fantasy
  • likes to fantasize herself as very famous


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