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Acting with fraud; deceitful
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  1. Acting with fraud; deceitful
  2. Characterized by, constituting, or gained by fraud:
  3. Done or obtained by fraud
Counterfeit or fake; not genuine:
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  1. Counterfeit or fake; not genuine:
  2. (Slang) Not conforming with what one would hope to be the case; disappointing or unfair:
  3. Not genuine; spurious
A ruse; a trick.
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  1. A ruse; a trick.
  2. The fact or condition of being deceived
  3. The use of deceit.
An imitation made to deceive; forgery
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  1. An imitation made to deceive; forgery
  2. One who counterfeits; a counterfeiter.
  3. 1590Edmund Spenser, Faerie Queene Book III, canto VIII:
(Obs.) A trick or fraud
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  1. (Obs.) A trick or fraud
  2. A person who is not what he or she pretends to be; fraud; impostor
  3. A decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it:
One who cheats; a swindler.
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  1. One who cheats; a swindler.
  2. (Botany) Any of several species of brome, especially Bromus secalinus, an annual European grass widespread as a weed.
  3. A person who defrauds, deceives, or tricks others; swindler
A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
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  1. A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
  2. A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
(Obsolete, sciences) plural form of plant
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  1. (Obsolete, sciences) plural form of plant
  2. Any of various fungi, algae, or protists that resemble plants and were formerly classified in the plant kingdom. Not in scientific use.
  3. A plant having no permanent woody stem; an herb.
Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine:
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  1. Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine:
  2. Not trustworthy; dubious or fallacious:
  3. Not true or genuine; false; counterfeit
Something that so closely resembles something else as to mislead
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  1. Something that so closely resembles something else as to mislead
  2. A fraudulent imitation or facsimile.
  3. 1590Edmund Spenser, Faerie Queene Book III, canto VIII:
To claim or allege insincerely or falsely:
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  1. To claim or allege insincerely or falsely:
  2. To give a false appearance of; feign:
  3. To take upon oneself; venture:
Deliberately untrue:
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  1. Deliberately untrue:
  2. Not genuine or real:
  3. Intentionally deceptive:
Supposed; alleged:
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  1. Supposed; alleged:
  2. Reputed or alleged
  3. Not genuine; feigned
A thing made just like another; imitation of an original; full reproduction or transcription
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  1. A thing made just like another; imitation of an original; full reproduction or transcription
  2. One example of a printed text, picture, film, or recording:
  3. Material, such as a manuscript, that is to be set in type.
(Music) Repetition of a phrase or melody often with variations in key, rhythm, and voice.
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  1. (Music) Repetition of a phrase or melody often with variations in key, rhythm, and voice.
  2. Something derived or copied from an original, often in an inferior way:
  3. The result or product of imitating; artificial likeness; copy
A fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine.
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  1. A fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine.
  2. The sound made by a duck, or any sound like it
  3. Any person who pretends to have knowledge or skill in a particular field; charlatan
A person who pretends to be someone or something that he or she is not, as to deceive or cheat others
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  1. A person who pretends to be someone or something that he or she is not, as to deceive or cheat others
  2. One who engages in deception under an assumed name or identity.
  3. Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity.
One who assumes a false pose; an impostor.
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  1. One who assumes a false pose; an impostor.
  2. A person who deceives or who is not what he or she pretends to be; impostor; cheat
  3. A deception practiced in order to induce another to give up possession of property or surrender a right.
The act of pretending that what is imaginary is real.
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  1. The act of pretending that what is imaginary is real.
  2. Alternative form of make-believe.
  3. The quality or act of pretending; assuming something is true when in fact one knows it is not.
The quality or state of being pretentious; ostentation:
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  1. The quality or state of being pretentious; ostentation:
  2. A false or studied show; an affectation:
  3. A claim or assertion to a right, especially a false one:
A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
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  1. A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
  2. A fabricated thing; esp., a falsehood, false excuse, etc.
Something that has been forged, especially a document that has been copied or remade to look like the original.
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  1. Something that has been forged, especially a document that has been copied or remade to look like the original.
  2. The act of forging something, especially the unlawful act of counterfeiting a document or object for the purposes of fraud or deception.
  3. A false banknote, document, work of art, or other imitation of a thing of value, created to be passed off as real; the act of creating such an object. A false banknote, document, work of art, or other imitation of a thing of value, created to be passed off as real; the act of creating such an object.
The forcing of oneself, one's presence or will, etc. on another or others without right or invitation
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  1. The forcing of oneself, one's presence or will, etc. on another or others without right or invitation
  2. The arrangement of printed matter to form a sequence of pages.
  3. The arrangement of type pages or plates in the proper order of printing
A spirit of trickery, deception, etc.
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  1. A spirit of trickery, deception, etc.
  2. Something made or done to cheat or deceive; fraud; sham; hoax
  3. A person who claims to be other than what he or she is; an impostor.
Cunning or craft used in deceiving
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  1. Cunning or craft used in deceiving
  2. An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.
  3. A clever or skillful trick or deception; an artifice or stratagem.
(Card Games) The cards (one from each player) played and won in a single round
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  1. (Card Games) The cards (one from each player) played and won in a single round
  2. An act of jugglery or sleight of hand; also, an illusion of the kind created by legerdemain
  3. A peculiar event with unexpected, often deceptive results:
An act intended to deceive or trick.
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  1. An act intended to deceive or trick.
  2. Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means.
  3. A trick or fraud, esp. one meant as a practical joke
An act of swindling; trick; cheat; fraud
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  1. An act of swindling; trick; cheat; fraud
The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
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  1. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
  2. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
  3. Any trick or scheme for achieving some purpose
A figure of a person or an animal manipulated by a ventriloquist.
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  1. A figure of a person or an animal manipulated by a ventriloquist.
  2. A set of bound blank pages used as a model to show the size and general appearance of a book being published.
  3. (Computers) A character or other piece of information entered into a computer only to meet prescribed conditions, such as word length, and having no effect on operations.
A fraudulent or dishonest person.
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  1. A fraudulent or dishonest person.
  2. A person who assumes an identity or quality other than their own.
  3. A person who is not what he or she pretends to be; one who deceives, dissembles, is insincere, etc.; fraud
A fraud or swindle.
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  1. A fraud or swindle.
  2. An act of cheating; swindle; fraud
  3. One who defrauds; a swindler.
A light parody or satire
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  1. A light parody or satire
  2. A satirical imitation; a parody or send-up.
  3. (Informal) A trick or ruse
A deception, hoax, or practical joke.
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  1. A deception, hoax, or practical joke.
  2. Something, as a novel or play, intended as an elaborate hoax or practical joke on the reader or audience
  3. The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
A swindle or fraud; esp. a confidence game
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  1. A swindle or fraud; esp. a confidence game
  2. A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.
Nonsense; rubbish; humbug
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  1. Nonsense; rubbish; humbug
  2. A deception; a swindle.
  3. A sly trick or deception
(Informal) Anything worthless passed off as genuine or valuable
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  1. (Informal) Anything worthless passed off as genuine or valuable
  2. (Mil. Slang) A person who tries to avoid work; shirker; loafer
  3. A gold brick, especially one that is fraudulent or nonexistent; also used figuratively, a swindle, a con.
(Obs.) To form; shape
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  1. (Obs.) To form; shape
  2. To give a false appearance of:
  3. To represent falsely; pretend to:
To have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like
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  1. To have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like
  2. To achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of
  3. To use computer simulation to represent (a system, physical process, etc.)
To tell falsehoods; lie
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  1. To tell falsehoods; lie
  2. To declare or prove to be false.
  3. To counterfeit; forge:
(Poker, usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
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  1. (Poker, usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
  2. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
  3. To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art). To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art).
Counterfeit or fake; not genuine:
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  1. Counterfeit or fake; not genuine:
  2. (Slang) Not conforming with what one would hope to be the case; disappointing or unfair:
  3. Not genuine; spurious
Made in imitation of something genuine so as to deceive or defraud; forged
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  1. Made in imitation of something genuine so as to deceive or defraud; forged
  2. Made in imitation of what is genuine with the intent to defraud:
  3. False, especially of money; intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine.
Deliberately untrue:
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  1. Deliberately untrue:
  2. Not genuine or real:
  3. Intentionally deceptive:
Acting with fraud; deceitful
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  1. Acting with fraud; deceitful
  2. Characterized by, constituting, or gained by fraud:
  3. Done or obtained by fraud
Not genuine or real; sham or counterfeit:
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  1. Not genuine or real; sham or counterfeit:
  2. Fraudulent; fake; having a misleading appearance.
  3. Spurious, deceptive, or false:
Not genuine; fake:
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  1. Not genuine; fake:
  2. Not genuine or real; false, counterfeit, pretended, etc.
Suppositional; hypothetical
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  1. Suppositional; hypothetical
  2. Hypothetical; supposed.
  3. Substituted with fraudulent intent; spurious.
A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
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  1. A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
  2. A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
An intentional misrepresentation uttered to cause another to rely on it to his detriment. An intentional misrepresentation uttered to cause another to rely on it to his detriment.
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  1. An intentional misrepresentation uttered to cause another to rely on it to his detriment. An intentional misrepresentation uttered to cause another to rely on it to his detriment.
  2. A person who deceives or who is not what he or she pretends to be; impostor; cheat
  3. (--- Law) Intentional deception to cause a person to give up property or some lawful right
Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
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  1. Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
  2. A person who claims to be other than what he or she is; an impostor.
  3. Something made or done to cheat or deceive; fraud; sham; hoax
A person who pretends to be someone or something that he or she is not, as to deceive or cheat others
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  1. A person who pretends to be someone or something that he or she is not, as to deceive or cheat others
  2. One who engages in deception under an assumed name or identity.
  3. Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity.
Any charlatan, or quack
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  1. Any charlatan, or quack
  2. (Historical) A person who mounted a bench, or platform, in a public place and sold quack medicines, usually attracting an audience by tricks, stories, etc.
  3. A hawker of quack medicines who attracts customers with stories, jokes, or tricks.
A person who is not what he or she pretends to be; one who deceives, dissembles, is insincere, etc.; fraud
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  1. A person who is not what he or she pretends to be; one who deceives, dissembles, is insincere, etc.; fraud
  2. A fraudulent or dishonest person.
  3. A person who assumes an identity or quality other than their own.
One who sets forth a claim, especially a claimant to a throne.
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  1. One who sets forth a claim, especially a claimant to a throne.
  2. (Person, proper) In English history, the son or the grandson of James II
  3. A person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold.
An untrained person who pretends to be a physician and dispenses medical advice and treatment.
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  1. An untrained person who pretends to be a physician and dispenses medical advice and treatment.
  2. A fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine.
  3. Any person who pretends to have knowledge or skill in a particular field; charlatan
Something that has been forged, especially a document that has been copied or remade to look like the original.
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  1. Something that has been forged, especially a document that has been copied or remade to look like the original.
  2. A false banknote, document, work of art, or other imitation of a thing of value, created to be passed off as real; the act of creating such an object. A false banknote, document, work of art, or other imitation of a thing of value, created to be passed off as real; the act of creating such an object.
  3. The act of forging something, especially the unlawful act of counterfeiting a document or object for the purposes of fraud or deception.
A fraudulent or dishonest person.
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  1. A fraudulent or dishonest person.
  2. A person who professes beliefs or opinions that they do not hold.
  3. A person who assumes an identity or quality other than their own.
A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. adj. Deceitful or dishonest.
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  1. A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. adj. Deceitful or dishonest.
  2. (Short for) pillow sham
  3. An imitation that is meant to deceive; counterfeit
To resemble (something) closely
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  1. To resemble (something) closely
  2. To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art). To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art).
  3. To pretend; feign
(Archaic) To invent or imagine.
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  1. (Archaic) To invent or imagine.
  2. To represent falsely; pretend to:
  3. To pretend; dissemble
To use computer simulation to represent (a system, physical process, etc.)
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  1. To use computer simulation to represent (a system, physical process, etc.)
  2. To achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of
  3. To have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like
To carry on a deception; dissemble.
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  1. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
  2. (Poker, usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
  3. To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art). To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art).
To tell falsehoods; lie
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  1. To tell falsehoods; lie
  2. To declare or prove to be false.
  3. To counterfeit; forge:
(Often as forge ahead) To move forward heavily and slowly (originally as a ship); to advance gradually but steadily; to proceed towards a goal in the face of resistance or difficulty.
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  1. (Often as forge ahead) To move forward heavily and slowly (originally as a ship); to advance gradually but steadily; to proceed towards a goal in the face of resistance or difficulty.
  2. To give form or shape to, especially by means of careful effort:
  3. To fashion or reproduce for fraudulent purposes; counterfeit:
To try to heal; apply medicine to
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  1. To try to heal; apply medicine to
  2. (Informal) To give medical treatment to:
  3. To add ingredients so as to improve or conceal the taste, appearance, or quality of:
To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts:
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  1. To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts:
  2. To make up (a story, reason, lie, etc.); invent
  3. To concoct in order to deceive:
To make false by altering or adding to:
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  1. To make false by altering or adding to:
  2. To tell falsehoods; lie
  3. To declare or prove to be false.
To treat as or make into fiction:
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  1. To treat as or make into fiction:
  2. To deal with (historical events, a person's life, etc.) in fictional form, as in a narrative that includes imaginary events, characters, dialogue, etc.
  3. To convert something into a novel or other dramatic work
To attack or infect, as a disease:
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  1. To attack or infect, as a disease:
  2. To tend to by nature; tend to assume:
  3. To like to have, use, wear, be in, etc.
To pretend to have; feign:
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  1. To pretend to have; feign:
  2. To put oneself into
  3. To take on or put on (a certain appearance, form, role, etc.)
(Poker, usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
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  1. (Poker, usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
  2. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
  3. To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art). To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art).
To give a false appearance of:
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  1. To give a false appearance of:
  2. (Archaic) To invent or imagine.
  3. To represent falsely; pretend to:
To lay claim:
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  1. To lay claim:
  2. To give a false appearance of; feign:
  3. To take upon oneself; venture:
To put on the false appearance of; feign:
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  1. To put on the false appearance of; feign:
  2. To pretend to be what one is not
  3. To assume a false appearance or character; dissemble.
To achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of
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  1. To achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of
  2. To have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like
  3. To use computer simulation to represent (a system, physical process, etc.)
To behave in a manner suitable for:
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  1. To behave in a manner suitable for:
  2. To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of:
  3. To serve or function as a substitute for another:
To falsely produce what appears to be official or valid; to produce a forged copy of.
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  1. To falsely produce what appears to be official or valid; to produce a forged copy of.
  2. (Poker, usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
  3. To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art). To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art).
(Obs.) To pretend not to notice; ignore
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  1. (Obs.) To pretend not to notice; ignore
  2. To conceal under a false appearance; disguise
  3. To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
To give a false appearance of:
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  1. To give a false appearance of:
  2. (Obs.) To form; shape
  3. To represent falsely; pretend to:
To play a pretended role; make believe.
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  1. To play a pretended role; make believe.
  2. To play a role in a dramatic performance.
  3. To behave in an overdramatic or artificial manner.
To set forth in words for consideration; propound:
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  1. To set forth in words for consideration; propound:
  2. To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is:
  3. To put (a model, photographic subject, etc.) in a certain position or attitude
To lay claim:
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  1. To lay claim:
  2. To give a false appearance of; feign:
  3. To claim; profess; allege
To put on the false appearance of; feign:
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  1. To put on the false appearance of; feign:
  2. To pretend to be what one is not
  3. To assume a false appearance or character; dissemble.
To achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of
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  1. To achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of
  2. To have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like
  3. To create a representation or model of (a physical system or particular situation, for example).
To improvise all or part of a speech or other performance, especially in comedy.
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  1. To improvise all or part of a speech or other performance, especially in comedy.
  2. To engage in improvisation, as during delivery of a speech.
  3. To improvise (words, gestures, etc. not in a prepared speech, script, etc.); extemporize
To do, create, improvise, adapt, or devise in an impromptu or spontaneous manner.
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  1. To do, create, improvise, adapt, or devise in an impromptu or spontaneous manner.
  2. To furnish or contrive (things) in a makeshift way to meet a pressing need
  3. To do or perform (something) without prior preparation or practice:
To bring about, make, or do on the spur of the moment
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  1. To bring about, make, or do on the spur of the moment
  2. To compose, or simultaneously compose and perform, on the spur of the moment and without any preparation; extemporize
  3. To make something up or invent it as one goes on; to proceed guided only by imagination, instinct, and guesswork rather than by a careful plan.
Find another word for fake. In this page you can discover 118 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fake, like: fraudulent, bogus, deception, counterfeit, sham, cheat, charlatan, plant, reality. See syn. study at quack.quack, artificial and spurious.