"fancies" in the noun sense
1. illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy
something many people believe that is false
"they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
imagination or fantasy held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
"never had the wildest flights of fancy imagined such magnificence"
3. fondness, fancy, partiality
a predisposition to like something
"he had a fondness for whiskey"
"she had dismissed him quite brutally, relegating him to the status of a passing fancy, or less"
"fancies" in the verb sense
1. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image
imagine conceive of see in one's mind
"I can't see him on horseback!"
"I can see what will happen"
"I can see a risk in this strategy"
2. fancy, go for, take to
have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
"She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
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