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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fantasize
1926, from fantasy + -ize. Related: Fantasized; fantasizing.
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Example sentences
The withdrawal pains were so unbearable, he fantasized about cutting off his legs to stop the aching.
The gesture has offended many by seeming to pile an insult of fantasized fire onto the injury of only too real water.
The reality may be quite distinct from how you fantasized it.
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