What is another word for counterfeit?

Synonyms for counterfeit
ˈkaʊn tərˌfɪtcoun·ter·feit

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. counterfeitverb

    simulate, misrepresent, impersonate

    expose, unmask, detect

  2. counterfeitnoun

    cheat, trick, juggle, fraud, artifice, fabrication, pretense, ruse, sham

    exposure, detection, unmasking, unveiling, reality, verity, fact, truth

Princeton's WordNet

  1. counterfeit, forgeryadjective

    a copy that is represented as the original


    good, honest, veritable, honest-to-goodness, authentic, authenticated, unquestionable, attested, bona fide, documented, old(a), honest-to-god, sure-enough(a), echt, genuine

  2. counterfeit, imitativeverb

    not genuine; imitating something superior

    "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"

    onomatopoeic, echoic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic, imitative

    authenticated, honest-to-goodness, unquestionable, sure-enough(a), bona fide, echt, veritable, old(a), genuine, honest-to-god, documented, honest, authentic, attested, good

  3. forge, fake, counterfeitverb

    make a copy of with the intent to deceive

    "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"

    misrepresent, form, fudge, fake, mould, wangle, spirt, excogitate, manipulate, work, shape, devise, mold, cook, falsify, talk through one's hat, invent, contrive, bullshit, forge, fashion, bull, formulate, hammer, spurt

    unquestionable, echt, good, veritable, documented, attested, old(a), authenticated, honest-to-god, bona fide, honest-to-goodness, genuine, honest, sure-enough(a), authentic

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. counterfeitverb

    forge, make a spurious copy of, imitate wrongfully

  2. counterfeitverb

    feign, simulate, sham, put on the appearance of

  3. counterfeitadjective

    forged, spurious, supposititious, fraudulent

  4. counterfeitadjective

    feigned, false, simulated, sham, mock, clap-trap, spurious, put on, make-believe

  5. counterfeitnoun

    forgery, fraudulent copy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. counterfeitadjective

    false, fraudulent, spurious, fictitious, sham, mock, feigned

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How to use counterfeit in a sentence?

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    We do not counterfeit his own signature, but his nature. (On ne contrefait sa propre - Signature, mais sa nature.)

  2. Juul Labs:

    Like any health-related events reportedly associated with the use of vapor products, we are monitoring these reports, these reports reaffirm the need to keep all tobacco and nicotine products out of the hands of youth through significant regulation on access and enforcement. We also must ensure illegal products, such as counterfeit, copycat, and those that deliver controlled substances, stay out of the market and away from youth.

  3. Casey Durst:

    Predatory scammers continue to prey on consumer fear by peddling these counterfeit or unapproved and potentially dangerous products as legitimate COVID-19 protective equipment or medicines.

  4. Robb Pitts:

    This conspiracy theory about counterfeit ballots has been trotted out by proponents of the' Big Lie' across the country and shot down every time, whether it's looking for bamboo in Arizona's ballots or searching for counterfeits in Fulton's, it is nonsense.

  5. Moez Kaba:

    It vindicates the long fight by Mr. Koch to shine a light on the real problem of counterfeit wine in the auction market and hold people accountable.

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  • namaak, vervalsAfrikaans
  • تزويرArabic
  • ялғанBashkir
  • фалшификация, подправен, подправям, фалшив, фалшифицирамBulgarian
  • Fälschung, falsch, fälschen, gefälschtGerman
  • κίβδηλος, πλαστογραφώ, παραχαράσσω, ψεύτικος, πλαστόςGreek
  • contrahacer, contrahechura, falsificado, falsificar, contrahechoSpanish
  • جعلیPersian
  • väärennetty, jäljitelty, väärentää, väärennös, jäljitelmä, vääräFinnish
  • contrefaire, contrefait, contrefaçonFrench
  • מזויףHebrew
  • नक़ल, जाली, खोटाHindi
  • hamisítvány, hamisított, hamisHungarian
  • palsuIndonesian
  • contraffare, imitazione, falsificare, falso, contraffazioneItalian
  • 偽物, フェイクJapanese
  • ყალბიGeorgian
  • ក្លែងក្លាយ, របស់ក្លែងKhmer
  • vervalsen, namaak, nep, vervalst, namaken, vervalsingDutch
  • sfałszowany, podrabiać, falsyfikat, fałszować, podróbka, podrobionyPolish
  • contrafazer, contrafação, falsificar, falsificação, falsoPortuguese
  • поддельный, фальшивый, подделка, фальшивка, контрафактный, подделывать, подделатьRussian
  • प्रातिरूपिकSanskrit
  • лажан, неаутентичанSerbo-Croatian
  • förfalskad, förfalskning, förfalskaSwedish
  • bandiaSwahili
  • ของปลอมThai
  • 伪造Chinese

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