: made, done, or altered with intent to deceive: such as
a
: forged sense 2
discovered the faked documents
Unsuspecting users click on this faked site instead of the real site.Bruce Schneier
b
: simulated in order to deceive an opponent
a faked punt
His first outside shot, however, was blocked, but he came back with a faked shot and then a sweet bounce pass to O'Sullivan for a layup.Ira Berkow

Examples of faked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In some cases, boys shared the faked images in the school lunchroom, on the school bus or through group chats on platforms like Snapchat and Instagram, according to school and police reports. Natasha Singer, New York Times, 8 Apr. 2024 Now, on the eve of next week’s Super Tuesday primaries, AI-risk discussions are occurring in elections departments around the Bay Area and across the country, especially after a faked version of President Joe Biden’s voice was used in a January robocall to deter voting in New Hampshire’s primary. Ethan Baron, The Mercury News, 3 Mar. 2024 This influx has been met with some skepticism within Native American communities, fueling fears that those with limited or faked connections to tribal life might leach scarce resources and misrepresent Native beliefs or opinions. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2024 Someone recently cloned the voice of the Mayor of London, for instance, and posted the faked audio clip to TikTok. Parmy Olson, The Mercury News, 18 Jan. 2024 Those participants, after all, are less likely to be taken in by this kind of faked video. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, 3 Jan. 2024 The faked document first started appearing on social media accounts Saturday morning. Ben Goggin, NBC News, 8 Oct. 2023 The catch: the $300 was never sent and appeared only in faked screenshots or emails. Amanda Hoover, WIRED, 22 Dec. 2023 There is no alcohol, venerated Greek of noble voice, that compares to the clear humidities in your big eyes in exile, in your fresh faked tears, in your foreign belly that fumes under the rain. Guillermo Manning, The New York Review of Books, 30 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of faked was in 1890

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“Faked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faked. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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