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fake

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1 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials

  • opposed to the unnecessary killing of animals, sheʼll consider wearing only fake furs
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2 being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud

  • arrested for peddling "designer" watches that were fake
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fake

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1 an imitation that is passed off as genuine

  • experts declared that one of the museumʼs prized paintings was actually a fake
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2 one who makes false claims of identity or expertise

  • a hidden-camera investigation revealed that the so-called psychic was a fake
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imposture, fraud, sham, fake, humbug, counterfeit mean a thing made to seem other than it is. imposture applies to any situation in which a spurious object or performance is passed off as genuine.
    • their claim of environmental concern is an imposture
fraud usually implies a deliberate perversion of the truth.
    • the diary was exposed as a fraud
sham applies to fraudulent imitation of a real thing or action.
    • condemned the election as a sham
fake implies an imitation of or substitution for the genuine but does not necessarily imply dishonesty.
    • these jewels are fakes; the real ones are in the vault
humbug suggests elaborate pretense usually so flagrant as to be transparent.
    • creating publicity by foisting humbugs on a gullible public
counterfeit applies especially to the close imitation of something valuable.
    • 20-dollar bills that were counterfeits

fake

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1 to imitate or copy especially in order to deceive

  • pranksters faked giant footprints and then claimed that they had seen Bigfoot
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2 to present a false appearance of

  • while running for class president, Dan was not above faking friendship with people just to get their votes
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make believe

3 to perform, make, or do without preparation

  • if you give me the gist of the plan, I can probably fake enough for the speech
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4 to elude (an opponent in a sports contest) by making a deceptive or agile movement

  • the running back faked the defense by stepping to his left and then quickly cutting to the right
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