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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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  • After a few days, you may find yourself fantasizing about catching a glimpse of blue through the murky sky line.
  • Superficial posturing and fantasizing are the name of the game during this stage.
  • There is a vast distance between positive thinking and fantasizing.
  • To alleviate her ennui, she begins fantasizing about affairs with handsome strangers.
  • These local stars are already fantasizing about million-dollar recording contracts and fancy cars.
  • Transistors are the basic units of modern electronics, so the report had electrical engineers fantasizing.
  • But the difference, of course, is in idly fantasizing about something versus actually doing it.
  • GW has been fantasizing more than ever of tossing that royal salad.
  • In her mind, she had already probably been fantasizing about their lives together.
British Dictionary definitions for fantasizing

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 fantasizing

fantasize

v.

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

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