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English verb: make believe

1. make believe (communication) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

SamplesShe makes like an actress.

Synonymsmake, pretend

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)act, play, represent

Narrower (hyponym)go through the motions

Verb groupaffect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham

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