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Synonyms for fake

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. fake1

    Move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage when dribbling an opponent.


  2. fake1

    To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify.


  3. fake1

    To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate.

    pose, pass off

  4. fake1


Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 6 votes

  1. fake, sham, postichenoun

    something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

    impostor, shammer, imposter, fraud, pretender, postiche, faker, juke, role player, pseudo, sham, pseud, hairpiece, false hair

    echt, natural, genuine

  2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role playernoun

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

    histrion, fraud, imposter, pseudo, dissimulator, faker, player, pretender, fraudulence, juke, role player, hoax, dissembler, put-on, humbug, shammer, actor, pseud, hypocrite, phoney, sham, phony, postiche, impostor, dupery, malingerer, thespian, skulker

    genuine, natural, echt

  3. juke, fakeadjective

    (football) a deceptive move made by a football player

    jook house, fraud, imposter, pseudo, faker, pretender, juke house, juke, impostor, jook, role player, shammer, pseud, sham, jook joint, postiche, juke joint

    echt, genuine, natural

  4. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastardadjective

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

    phoney, simulated, imitation, faux, bastard, false, bogus, phony

    natural, echt, genuine

  5. fake, false, faux, imitation, simulatedverb

    not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article

    "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

    bastard, put on, mistaken, imitation, sour, delusive, fictive, simulated, faux, false, assumed, bogus, phoney, fictitious, sham, phony, off-key, pretended, untrue

    natural, echt, genuine

  6. 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, mould, wangle, spirt, excogitate, manipulate, work, shape, devise, counterfeit, mold, cook, falsify, talk through one's hat, invent, contrive, bullshit, forge, fashion, bull, formulate, hammer, spurt

    echt, genuine, natural

  7. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresentverb

    tamper, with the purpose of deception

    "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

    warp, belie, circumvent, evade, ready, prepare, sidestep, cook, pull wires, fix, forge, manage, make, parry, dodge, finagle, duck, alter, control, hedge, bullshit, put off, manipulate, bull, talk through one's hat, falsify, distort, garble, counterfeit, pull strings, elude, interpolate, wangle, keep in line, fudge, misrepresent, rig, skirt

    echt, genuine, natural

  8. talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull, fakeverb

    speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

    "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"

    misrepresent, bull, wangle, manipulate, fudge, cook, falsify, bull through, bullshit, forge, counterfeit, talk through one's hat

    genuine, echt, natural

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. apocryphal

    one, among several, reason for an inability to verify the authenticity of a claim, an assertion or a statement (apocryphal) could be because the said claim, assertion or statement could be untrue (fake).

    the assertion that the loch ness monster is the result of a horrible accident in an ancient secret and extinct gene manipulation laboratory is fake.

    Submitted by saty_s on September 24, 2019  
  2. super natural

    something that is unreal, fake

    when percy jackson saw chiron he thought it was so super natural.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.5 / 2 votes

  1. fakenoun

    (Slang) trick, swindle, imposture, fraud, delusion, humbug, imposition

  2. fakeverb

    (Slang) cheat, swindle, humbug, defraud, manipulate, fraudulently

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  1. Filippa Bua:

    I first felt sorry for the man, thinking that he had a prosthesis and wondering if I had somehow forced him to give me the wrong arm, but then he admitted he was wearing the fake arm on purpose to avoid getting the vaccine !

  2. Raneshwar Sing Kishan:

    Mainstream media can do anything for TRP and spreading fake news by creating hashtag trend on social media handles and showing numerous supporters to it is nothing new for them.

  3. Diane Rwigara:

    They are fake nudes, altered in Photoshop, and it is one of many tactics that has been used to silence me.

  4. Alex Quilici:

    Building a fake computer voice right now is a decent amount of work, if I wanted to build one that sounded like you, for example, I'd need to get a ton of samples of you saying specific phonemes, and train a computer model on that.

  5. Thana Singh:

    My son was unable to overcome the stress. We were staring at massive losses caused either by the Bt cotton seeds, or maybe by fake pesticides, i don't want to touch Bt seeds until I have a firm answer.

Translations for fake

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  • مزورةArabic
  • ялғанBashkir
  • витка, подправен, фалшифициран, подправям, навивам въже, фалшифицирам, фалшификатBulgarian
  • falsejarCatalan, Valencian
  • falešnýCzech
  • gefälscht, Irreführung, Imitat, unecht, Schwindel, Fälschung, vortäuschen, fälschen, imitieren, simulieren, Illusion, fingieren, TrugGerman
  • ψεύτικοςGreek
  • falsaEsperanto
  • falsificar, fingir, falsear, falso, falsificaciónSpanish
  • parannella, väärennetty, teeskennellä, filmata, olla olevinaan, feikata, väärentää, tekeytyäFinnish
  • contrefait, faux, feint, artificiel, fausser, falsifié, facticeFrench
  • नक़लHindi
  • կեղծArmenian
  • palsu, gadunganIndonesian
  • dugliare, dugliaItalian
  • 偽物, 偽, 贋, 偽造Japanese
  • ក្លែងក្លាយ, របស់ក្លែងKhmer
  • ನಕಲಿKannada
  • 모조품Korean
  • алдамчылык, митаамдык, жасалмаKyrgyz
  • fakeLatin
  • palsuMalay
  • nep, voorwendenDutch
  • de mentira, falso, falsearPortuguese
  • ненастоящий, фальшивка, прикидываться, подделать, поддельный, фальшивый, подделка, фейк, прикинуться, притворяться, подделывать, притвориться, фэйкRussian
  • falsk, fejk, fejkaSwedish
  • sahteTurkish
  • giảVietnamese
  • 伪造的Chinese

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