fantasize

[fan-tuh-sahyz]
verb (used without object), fantasized, fantasizing.
1.
to conceive fanciful or extravagant notions, ideas, suppositions, or the like (often followed by about ): to fantasize about the ideal job.
verb (used with object), fantasized, fantasizing.
2.
to create in one's fancy, daydreams, or the like; imagine: to fantasize a trip through space.
Also, phantasize.
Also, especially British, fantasise.


Origin:
1925–30; fantas(y) + -ize

fantasizer, noun
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fantasize or fantasise (ˈfæntəˌsaɪz)
 
vb (when tr, takes a clause as object)
1.  to conceive extravagant or whimsical ideas, images, etc
2.  (intr) to conceive pleasant or satisfying mental images
 
fantasise or fantasise
 
vb

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fantasise
British spelling of fantasize. For suffix, see -ize. Related: Fantasised; fantasising.

fantasize
1926, from fantasy + -ize. Related: Fantasized; fantasizing.
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Example sentences
We can all fantasise, but not shout, or do anything much worse in defence of speculation.
Some people, not unexpectedly perhaps, fantasise about celebrities.
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