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Synonyms for make-believe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretense, pretence, make-believe(noun)

    imaginative intellectual play

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

    Antonyms:
    real, existent

  2. make-believe, pretend(adj)

    the enactment of a pretense

    "it was just pretend"

    Synonyms:
    pretense, pretence, pretend

    Antonyms:
    real, existent

  3. make-believe, pretend(verb)

    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 believe(verb)

    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-believe(a)

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

  2. make-believe(n)

    Synonyms:
    pretense, simulation, affectation, feint

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pretend, pretending, imaginary

How to pronounce make-believe?

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How to say make-believe in sign language?

  1. makebelieve

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How to use make-believe in a sentence?

  1. Maya MacGuineas:

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

  2. 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.

  3. P. J. O'Rourke:

    With Epcot Center the Disney corporation has accomplished something I didn't think possible in today's world. They have created a land of make-believe that's worse than regular life.

  4. Amy Catalano:

    It was amazing, it felt like a movie prop, it looked make-believe almost.

  5. Anne Douglas:

    We are living in a town of make-believe. I have done about 90 movies. That means that every time I was pretending to be someone else. There comes a time in your life when you say, well, 'who am I?' i have found writing books a good substitute to making pictures. When you write a book, you get to determine what part you are playing.


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