[ fan-tuh-sahyz ]
/ ˈfæn təˌsaɪz /
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verb (used without object), fan·ta·sized, fan·ta·siz·ing.
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), fan·ta·sized, fan·ta·siz·ing.
to create in one's fancy, daydreams, or the like; imagine: to fantasize a trip through space.
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British Dictionary definitions for fantasize
/ (ˈfæntəˌsaɪz) /
(when tr, takes a clause as object) to conceive extravagant or whimsical ideas, images, etc
(intr) to conceive pleasant or satisfying mental images
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