Synonyms of dream in English:

dream


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noun

1‘I awoke from turbulent dreams’

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fantasy, nightmare

vision, hallucination

2‘Leonora went around in a dream the following week’

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daydream, reverie, trance, daze, stupor, haze, hypnotic state, half-conscious state, state of unreality

Scottish dwam

3‘he realized his childhood dream of running the estate’

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ambition, aspiration, hope

goal, design, plan, aim, object, objective, grail, holy grail, target, intention, intent

desire, wish, notion, yearning

daydream, fantasy

illusion, delusion, pipe dream, chimera

castles in the air, castles in Spain

informal pie in the sky

4‘he's an absolute dream’

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delight, joy, marvel, wonder, gem, treasure, pleasure

beauty, vision, vision of loveliness, pleasure to behold


verb

1‘she dreamed that she had been present at her own funeral’

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have a dream, have dreams, have a nightmare, have nightmares

2‘I dreamed of making the Olympic team’

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fantasize about, daydream about

wish for, hope for, long for, yearn for, hunger for, hanker after, set one's heart on

aspire to, desire to, wish to

aim for, seek to, have as one's aim, have as one's goal, set one's sights on

literary thirst after, thirst for

3‘she's always dreaming—I think she lives in a world of her own’

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daydream, be in a reverie, be in a trance, be lost in thought, be preoccupied, be abstracted, let one's thoughts wander, stare into space, indulge in wool-gathering, be in a brown study, be in cloud cuckoo land

muse, wonder

4‘I wouldn't dream of being late for Aunt Louise’

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think, consider, contemplate, conceive, entertain the thought of, visualize


adjective

1‘he bought his Californian dream home for $3,000,000’

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ideal, perfect, flawless, exemplary

fantasy


Phrases

    dream something up

      ‘I dreamed up some new excuse’

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      think up, invent, concoct, devise, hatch, contrive, create, fabricate, work out, come up with, conjure up

      informal

      cook up, brew