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English adjective: fake

1. fake fraudulent; having a misleading appearance


Synonymsbastard, bogus, phoney, phony


Similarcounterfeit, imitative


Antonymsecht, genuine

2. fake not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article


SamplesIt isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur.
Faux pearls.
False teeth.
Decorated with imitation palm leaves.
A purse of simulated alligator hide.


Synonymsfalse, faux, imitation, simulated


Similarartificial, unreal


Antonymsnatural


English noun: fake

1. fake (artifact) something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be


Synonymspostiche, sham


Broader (hypernym)imitation


Narrower (hyponym)fake book, Potemkin village

2. fake (person) a person who makes deceitful pretenses


Synonymsfaker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pretender, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer


Broader (hypernym)beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster


Narrower (hyponym)name dropper, ringer

3. fake (act) (football) a deceptive move made by a football player


Synonymsjuke


Broader (hypernym)feint


Domain categoryfootball, football game


English verb: fake

1. fake (creation) make a copy of with the intent to deceive


SamplesHe faked the signature.
They counterfeited dollar bills.
She forged a Green Card.


Synonymscounterfeit, forge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)re-create

2. fake (social) tamper, with the purpose of deception


SamplesFudge the figures.
Cook the books.
Falsify the data.


Synonymscook, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel


Narrower (hyponym)juggle

3. fake (communication) speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths


SamplesThe politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it.


Synonymsbull, bullshit, talk through one's hat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something


Broader (hypernym)affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham









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