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Syllabification: fan·ta·size
Pronunciation: /ˈfan(t)əˌsīz

Definition of fantasize in English:


[no object]
1Indulge in daydreaming about something desired: he sometimes fantasized about emigrating
More example sentences
  • Some children told lies as they fantasized about what they had, living aloud their day-dreams.
  • I couldn't keep myself from tensing at seeing her beautiful face, the face in my dreams and that I fantasized about holding and kissing.
  • The man she had dreamed about and fantasized about was now proposing the very thing she had wished for.
daydream, dream, muse, make-believe, pretend, imagine;
build castles in the air, build castles in Spain, live in a dream world
1.1 [with object] Imagine (something that one wants to happen): they sometimes fantasize the destruction of the world
More example sentences
  • Children in families in which speechlessness dominates and few facts have been disclosed may fantasize details to imagine the parental trauma.
  • I also liked Wedding Espresso which was about a woman fantasising her wedding plans and very slickly animated.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray fantasizes a world where middle-aged hedonists can be forever boys, equated in a timeless plane composed half out of lust, half out of the wish-fulfilling visions of the fairy story.



Example sentences
  • Economists are exposed by climatologists as utopian fantasists, the leaders of a millenarian cult as mad as, and far more dangerous than, any religious fundamentalism.
  • Burton is a brilliant fantasist with a dark vision, and these are attributes that suit Dahl's strange story very well.
  • The cyber-consumers and fantasists in the ‘fearless’ cyber-world propagate the false magic of global capitalism, marking further the distance between consumers and producers.

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