fake ( fakes plural & 3rd person present) ( faking present participle) ( faked past tense & past participle )
1 adj A fake fur or a fake painting, for example, is a fur or painting that has been made to look valuable or genuine, usually in order to deceive people.
usu ADJ n
The bank manager is said to have issued fake certificates.
A fake is something that is fake., n-count
It is filled with famous works of art, and every one of them is a fake.
2 verb If someone fakes something, they try to make it look valuable or genuine, although in fact it is not.
He faked his own death last year to collect on a $1 million insurance policy. V n
...faked evidence. V-ed
3 n-count Someone who is a fake is not what they claim to be, for example because they do not have the qualifications that they claim to have.
4 verb If you fake a feeling, emotion, or reaction, you pretend that you are experiencing it when you are not.
Jon faked nonchalance... V n
Maturity and emotional sophistication can't be faked. V n
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vb affect, assume, copy, counterfeit, fabricate, feign, forge, pretend, put on, sham, simulate
n charlatan, copy, forgery, fraud, hoax, imitation, impostor, mountebank, phoney or phony (informal) reproduction, sham
adj affected, artificial, assumed, counterfeit, false, forged, imitation, mock, phoney or phony (informal) pinchbeck, pseudo (informal) reproduction, sham
, adj actual, authentic, bona fide, faithful, genuine, honest, legitimate, real, true, veritable
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