Synonyms for make-believe

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    imaginative intellectual play

    pretend, pretending, pretence, pretext, pretension, pretense, guise, feigning, make-believe, simulation, dissembling

    real, existent

  2. make-believe, pretend(adj)

    the enactment of a pretense

    pretense, pretence, pretend, make-believe

    real, existent

  3. make-believe, pretend(verb)

    imagined as in a play

    pretend, make-believe

    existent, real

  4. make, pretend, make believe(verb)

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

    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

    existent, real

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List of paraphrases:

pretend, pretending, imaginary


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