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make–believe

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noun make–be·lieve \ˈmāk-bə-ˌlēv\

Simple Definition of make–believe

  • : things that are imagined or pretended to be true or real

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of make–believe

  1. :  a pretending that what is not real is real <a fiction writer's childish willingness to immerse himself in make–believe — John Updike>

1811

First Known Use of make–believe

1811

Variants of make–believe

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make–belief

play \-ˌlēf\

2

make–believe

adjective make–be·lieve

Simple Definition of make–believe

  • : not real

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of make–believe

1824

First Known Use of make–believe

1824

Rhymes with make–believe

apperceive, basket weave, by-your-leave, disbelieve, family leave, flutter sleeve, interleave, interweave, misbelieve, on one's sleeve, preconceive, raglan sleeve, satin weave, semibreve, Tel Aviv, undeceive, up one's sleeve



MAKE–BELIEVE Defined for Kids

1

make–believe

play
noun make–be·lieve \ˈmāk-bə-ˌlēv\

Definition of make–believe for Students

  1. :  something that is imagined to be real or true




2

make–believe

play
adjective make–be·lieve

Definition of make–believe for Students

  1. :  not real :  imaginary <She plays with make-believe friends.>




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