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Definition 1: (football) a deceptive move made by a football player - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fake in the sense of this definition

(fake is a kind of ...) any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)

(fake belongs to category ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

Definition 2: something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fake in the sense of this definition

(fake is a kind of ...) something copied or derived from an original

(... is a kind of fake ) a fake in the form of an imitation book; used to fill bookcases of people who wish to appear scholarly

(... is a kind of fake ) something that seems impressive but in fact lacks substance

Definition 3: a person who makes deceitful pretenses - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for fake in the sense of this definition

(fake is a kind of ...) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

(... is a kind of fake ) someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends

(... is a kind of fake ) a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses

Definition 4: speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths - [verb of communication]

Samples where fake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for fake in the sense of this definition

(fake is a kind of ...) make believe with the intent to deceive

"He feigned that he was ill" "He shammed a headache"

Definition 5: make a copy of with the intent to deceive - [verb of creation]

Samples where fake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for fake in the sense of this definition

(fake is a kind of ...) create anew

"Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"

Samples where fake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fudge the figures
  • cook the books
  • falsify the data

Synonyms for fake in the sense of this definition

(fake is a kind of ...) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

(... is a kind of fake ) manipulate by or as if by moving around components

"juggle an account so as to hide a deficit"

Definition 7: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for fake in the sense of this definition

(fake is similar to ...) contrived by art rather than nature

"artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"

Definition 8: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for fake in the sense of this definition

(fake is similar to ...) not genuine; imitating something superior

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

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