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Synonyms for make-believe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretense, pretence, make-believenoun

    imaginative intellectual play

    Synonyms:
    pretend, pretending, pretence, pretext, pretension, pretense, guise, feigning, simulation, dissembling

    Antonyms:
    real, existent

  2. make-believe, pretendadjective

    the enactment of a pretense

    "it was just pretend"

    Synonyms:
    pretense, pretence, pretend

    Antonyms:
    real, existent

  3. make-believe, pretendverb

    imagined as in a play

    "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"

    Synonyms:
    pretend

    Antonyms:
    existent, real

  4. make, pretend, make believeverb

    represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

    "She makes like an actress"

    Synonyms:
    earn, create, take in, pass water, dissemble, relieve oneself, score, lay down, pull in, progress to, prepare, get, stool, make up, hit, arrive at, cook, attain, fix, establish, seduce, defecate, urinate, work, wee, puddle, reach, take, have, pee-pee, pretend, shit, stimulate, pee, get to, construct, act, throw, hazard, form, gain, micturate, take a shit, venture, cause, realise, do, give, crap, affect, take a leak, sham, induce, hold, clear, make water, spend a penny, produce, nominate, wee-wee, ready, piss, name, guess, take a crap, draw, bring in, make believe, constitute, feign, realize, piddle, profess, ca-ca, build, make

    Antonyms:
    existent, real

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. make-believeadjective

    Synonyms:
    feigned, mock, sham, counterfeit, spurious, supposititious, simulated

  2. make-believenoun

    Synonyms:
    pretense, simulation, affectation, feint

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "make-believe":

    pretend, pretending, imaginary

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How to use make-believe in a sentence?

  1. Linda Wasmer Andrews:

    Free play is as good for developing minds as it is for growing bodies, through unfettered play, children interact with their world and stretch their creativity. To watch young children engaged in make-believe play is to be in awe of undiluted imagination.

  2. Henry David Thoreau, Simplify Simplify:

    Say what you have to say, not what you ought. any truth is better than make-Believe!

  3. Louis-Ferdinand Céline:

    To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.

  4. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP -RRB- Lopez:

    I do n’t judge anybody. If you want to do Botox and injectables, that’s fine ! But I do n’t want people lying on me and saying, ‘ Oh, she’s trying to make believe that this stuff works,' no, I ’m telling you what I do that works ! Please do n’t call me a liar. I do n’t have to lie about things. I’ve been pretty honest about my whole life.

  5. Maya MacGuineas:

    The entire process has become one of missed deadlines, make-believe budgets filled with gimmicks and magic asterisks.

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