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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-tuh-sahyz]
    • /ˈfæn təˌsaɪz/
    • /ˈfæn.tə.saɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-tuh-sahyz]
    • /ˈfæn təˌsaɪz/

Definitions of fantasize word

  • verb without object fantasize to conceive fanciful or extravagant notions, ideas, suppositions, or the like (often followed by about): to fantasize about the ideal job. 1
  • verb with object fantasize to create in one's fancy, daydreams, or the like; imagine: to fantasize a trip through space. 1
  • noun fantasize Indulge in daydreaming about something desired. 1
  • intransitive verb fantasize daydream 1
  • intransitive verb fantasize imagine, daydream about sth 1
  • transitive verb fantasize with object: imagine 1

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Origin of fantasize

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30; fantas(y) + -ize

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Parts of speech for Fantasize


fantasize popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fantasize usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fantasize

verb fantasize

  • hallucinate — to have hallucinations.
  • daydream — A daydream is a series of pleasant thoughts, usually about things that you would like to happen.
  • invent — to originate or create as a product of one's own ingenuity, experimentation, or contrivance: to invent the telegraph.
  • moonSun Myung [suhn myuhng] /sʌn myʌŋ/ (Show IPA), 1920–2012, Korean religious leader: founder of the Unification Church.
  • romance — Music. a short, simple melody, vocal or instrumental, of tender character.

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