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  Definition of Fake
  1. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
  2. something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
  3. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  4. talk through one''s hat; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
  5. make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
  6. fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
  7. fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
  8. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn''t fake anything; it''s real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
Similar Words: juke, sham, postiche, imposter, impostor, pretender, faker, fraud, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player, bull, forge, counterfeit, fudge, manipulate, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent, bogus, phony, phoney, bastard, false, faux, imitation, simulated

 

See Also: fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent

 

Hyponyms: fake book, name dropper, ringer, juggle

 

Derivational Morphology: feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble, bull, fudge, manipulate, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent, forge, counterfeit, simulate, assume, act, postiche, imposter, impostor, pretender, faker, fraud, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player, forger, counterfeiter, imitation, forgery, fakery, misrepresentation, deceit, deception, wangling, finagler, wangler, falsification, misrepresentaation, falsehood, falsity, falseness, falsifier

 

 
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