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fantasize

fan·ta·size

fantasize

pronunciation:
faen t saIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: fantasized, fantasizes, fantasizing
definition: to indulge in fantasy or daydreams.
similar words:
daydream, dream, fantasy, romance
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to dream up or create a fantasy about; imagine.
similar words:
dream, picture
Word Parts
The word fantasize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).