HyperDic: make-believe

English > 3 senses of the word make-believe:
ADJECTIVEallmake-believe, pretendimagined as in a play
NOUNcognitionmake-believe, pretense, pretenceimaginative intellectual play
actmake-believe, pretendthe enactment of a pretense
English > make-believe: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningimagined as in a play.
Example"the make-believe world of theater"
Broaderunreallacking in reality or substance or genuineness
Nounsmake-believethe enactment of a pretense
make-believeimaginative intellectual play
English > make-believe: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningimaginative intellectual play.
Synonymspretense, pretence
Broaderimagination, imaging, imagery, mental imageryThe ability to form mental images of things or events
Adjectivesmake-believeimagined as in a play
English > make-believe: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe enactment of a pretense.
Broaderpretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningThe act of giving a false / false / false appearance
Spanishfantasía, imaginación, simulación
Adjectivesmake-believeimagined as in a play
Verbsmake believerepresent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

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