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make-believe, pretend
n. the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"
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pretend, profess
v. state insincerely; "He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt"; "She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber"; "She pretends to be an expert on wine"
dissemble, affect, pretend, sham, feign
v. make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
pretend
v. put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King"
hazard, pretend, venture, guess
v. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
act, pretend, dissemble
v. behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
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make-believe, pretend
adj. imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
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abuse
v. use wrongly or improperly or excessively; "Her husband often abuses alcohol"; "while she was pregnant, she abused drugs"
doctor up, doctor, sophisticate
v. alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive; "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol"
theorize
v. form or construct theories; "he thinks and theorizes all day"
wager, bet
v. maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
affirm
v. say yes to
say, aver, allege
v. report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"
defend, maintain
v. state or assert; "He maintained his innocence"
counterfeit, fake, forge
v. make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
adopt, dramatise, dramatize
v. put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
appear
v. appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.; "Gielgud appears briefly in this movie"; "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"
make believe, pretend, make
v. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
imitate
v. make a reproduction or copy of
give rise to, bring about, produce
v. cause to happen, occur or exist; "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"; "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system"
come along, appear
v. come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"
seem
v. appear to one's own mind or opinion; "I seem to be misunderstood by everyone"; "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters"
misrepresent, wangle, cook, falsify, fake, manipulate, fudge
v. tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
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delusory, deceptive
adj. causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure"
surreal, dreamlike
adj. resembling a dream; "night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality"; "as irrational and surreal as a dream"
eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeil
adj. creating the illusion of seeing reality; "the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art"
legendary, fabled
adj. celebrated in fable or legend; "the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox"; "legendary exploits of Jesse James"
fictive
adj. capable of imaginative creation; "fictive talent"
mythologic, mythological, mythical, mythic, fabulous
adj. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn"
fanciful
adj. having a curiously intricate quality; "a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers"
hallucinatory
adj. characterized by or characteristic of hallucination ; "the bizarre hallucinatory dreams of fever"- Jean Stafford
illusional, illusionary
adj. marked by or producing illusion; "illusionary stage effects"
illusory, illusive
adj. based on or having the nature of an illusion; "illusive hopes of finding a better job"; "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy"
notional, imaginary, fanciful
adj. not based on fact; unreal; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself"
phantom
adj. something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb"
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reason
v. think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
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