or phan·ta·size

[ fan-tuh-sahyz ]
/ ˈfæn təˌsaɪz /

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.
Also especially British, fan·ta·sise.

Origin of fantasize

First recorded in 1925–30; fantas(y) + -ize

Related forms

fan·ta·siz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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