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fake

noun

1 fake

Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be.

synonyms: postiche, sham.

Roget 21: copy, facsimile, counterpart, effigies, effigy, form, likeness.    image, picture, photo, xerox, similitude, semblance, ectype, ... show more

Roget 546: untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper; jhuth.    forgery, fabrication, invention; ... show more

Dutch: bedrog
Polish: podróbka



2 fake

A person who makes deceitful pretenses.

synonyms: faker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pretender, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: bedrieger, fraudeur, snoever, vervalser
Polish: impostor

3 fake

football A deceptive move made by a football player.

synonym: juke.

verb

1 fake

Make a copy of with the intent to deceive:
— He faked the signature.

synonyms: counterfeit, forge.

Dutch: faken, falsificeren, vervalsen

2 fake

Tamper, with the purpose of deception.

synonyms: cook, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle.

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

3 fake

Speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths:
— The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it.

synonyms: bull, bullshit, talk through one's hat.

adjective

1 fake

Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance.

synonyms: bastard, bogus, phoney, phony.

Polish: kłamliwy, zakłamany

2 fake

Not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article:
— It isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur.

synonyms: false, faux, imitation, simulated.


Moby thesaurus: act, act a part, act like, actor, ad-lib, adulterate, affect, affected, affecter, agent, alike, alter, alternate, alternative, analogy, aped, apocryphal, artificial, assume, assumed ... show more.

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