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fantasize

[fan-tuh-sahyz] /ˈfæn təˌsaɪz/
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
1925-1930
1925-30; fantas(y) + -ize
Related forms
fantasizer, noun
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  • We can all fantasise, but not shout, or do anything much worse in defence of speculation.
  • Some people, not unexpectedly perhaps, fantasise about celebrities.
British Dictionary definitions for fantasise

fantasize

/ˈfæntəˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
when tr, takes a clause as object. to conceive extravagant or whimsical ideas, images, etc
2.
(intransitive) to conceive pleasant or satisfying mental images
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Word Origin and History for fantasise
v.

artificial British English spelling of fantasize, not much attested before 1970s. For suffix, see -ize. Related: Fantasised; fantasising.

fantasize

v.

1926, from fantasy + -ize. Related: Fantasized; fantasizing. An earlier verb was fantasticate (c.1600).

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