Definition of fantasize in English:

fantasize

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Pronunciation: /ˈfantəsʌɪz
 
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(also fantasise)

verb

[no object]
  • 1Indulge in daydreaming about something desired: he sometimes fantasized about emigrating
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    daydream, dream, muse, indulge in fantasy, indulge in fancy, make-believe, play-act, pretend, imagine, give free rein to one's imagination, build castles in the air, build castles in Spain, live in a dream world, indulge in wool-gathering
  • 1.1 [with object] Imagine (something that one wants to happen): one might fantasize the death of someone seen as a threat
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    • 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.

Derivatives

fantasist

noun
More 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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