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Definition of "fake" []

  • Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent. (adjective)
  • One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham. (noun)
  • Sports A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team. (noun)
  • To contrive and present as genuine; counterfeit. (verb-transitive)
  • To simulate; feign. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause (something inferior or not genuine) to appear more valuable, desirable, or real by fraud or pretence (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To pretend to have (an illness, emotion, etc) (verb)
  • To improvise (music, stage dialogue, etc) (verb)
  • An object, person, or act that is not genuine; sham, counterfeit, or forgery (noun)
  • Not genuine; spurious (adjective)

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Use "fake" in a sentence
  • "Promoted to Headline (H3) on 2/28/09: Clintons promote their second Monsanto 'fake food safety' plan that destroys farmers yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Clintons promote their second Monsanto \'fake food safety\' plan that destroys farmers '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: "Food safety" bills in Congress are "harmonized with the EU" and violently opposed by American farmers."
  • "My disagreement arises via the term fake, (not that strong a dispute mind you on an evening when the Senate passed the Bush-backed terrorism spy bill, sure to reduce civil liberties and puts Gonzales at the forefrontwith a like-minded watcher)."
  • "PrezHuddleston is a prankster, who makes his ruse explicit by putting the word "fake" in his profile name."