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make believe

Definition of make believe

  1. :  to act as though something that is not true or real is true or real :  pretend <When we were children we used to make believe (that) we were soldiers fighting in a war.> <He isn't really angry, he's just making believe (that he is).> <They want to make believe that everything is all right.>



Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

believeplay
  1. :  to have a firm religious faith

    :  to accept something as true, genuine, or real

    :  to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something



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