(n.) = wishful thinking. Ex: I suspect that Mr Byrum's personal opinion that AACR2 will force libraries to close their catalogs is partly wishful thinking. (v.) = excite. Ex: Finally, we cannot help being excited by the fact that we, as a profession, find ourselves, for better or worse, embedded in the eye of the storm of significant change. ---- * ilusionar a = get + Posesivo + hopes up. * ilusionarse = excite ; build up + Posesivo + hopes ; get + Posesivo + hopes up. (n.) = illusion ; yearning ; hope ; excitement ; thrill. Ex: A motion picture is a length of film, with or without recorded sound, bearing a sequence of images that create the illusion of movement when projected in rapid succession. Ex: A flood of feeling welled up in him about life and death and beauty and suffering and transitoriness and the yearning of his unsatisfied soul for a happiness not to be found on earth which poured out in 'Ode to a Nightingale'. Ex: Some users hope that market forces will force some of the smaller hosts out of the marketplace, but with cheaper telecommunications and computing technology this seems something of a vain hope. Ex: If done effectively, displays can add interest and even excitement to the process of information discovery. Ex: She felt a small thrill of triumph. ---- * con gran ilusión = with high hopes. * con ilusión = eagerly. * con mucha ilusión = excitedly ; with high hopes. * crear falsas ilusiones = create + false illusions. * crear la ilusión = generate + illusion. * crear una ilusión = create + illusion. * de ilusiones vive el hombre = We are such stuff as dreams are made on. * echar por tierra las ilusiones = shatter + Posesivo + hopes. * falsa ilusión = delusion. * hacer ilusión = look forward to (+ Gerundio) ; be excited about ; be thrilled ; be pleased (to). * hacer mucha ilusión = be thrilled ; be excited about ; be pleased (to) ; look forward to (+ Gerundio). * hacerse ilusiones = daydream ; build + castles in the air ; build up + Posesivo + hopes. * ilusiones = wishful thinking. * ilusión óptica = optical illusion. * ilusión vana = wishful thinking. * lleno de ilusiones = stardust in + Posesivo + eyes. * perder la ilusión = lose + heart. * romper las ilusiones = shatter + Posesivo + hopes. * tener mucha ilusión = be thrilled. * vivir de ilusiones = live in + a dream world.