make-believe

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1make–be·lieve

noun \ˈmāk-bə-ˌlēv\

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

Full Definition of MAKE-BELIEVE

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

Variants of MAKE-BELIEVE

make–be·lieve also make–be·lief \-ˌlēf\

First Known Use of MAKE-BELIEVE

1811

2make–believe

adjective

: not real

Full Definition of MAKE-BELIEVE

First Known Use of MAKE-BELIEVE

1824

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