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English adjective: make-believe

1. make-believe imagined as in a play

SamplesThe make-believe world of theater.
Play money.
Dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish.



Antonymsreal, existent

English noun: make-believe

1. make-believe (cognition) imaginative intellectual play

Synonymspretence, pretense

Broader (hypernym)imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery

2. make-believe (act) the enactment of a pretense

SamplesIt was just pretend.


Broader (hypernym)feigning, pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation

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