HyperDic: make_believe

English > 1 sense of the expression make believe:
VERBcommunicationmake believe, make, pretendrepresent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
English > make believe: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningrepresent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsmake, pretend
Narrowergo through the motionspretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it
Broaderact, play, representPlay a role or part
Similar tofeign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemblemake believe with the intent to deceive / deceive
Spanishpretender
Nounsmake-believethe enactment of a pretense

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