Fake - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |feɪk|  American pronunciation of the word fake
Brit.  |feɪk|  British pronunciation of the word fake


- something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be (syn: postiche, sham)
- a person who makes deceitful pretenses (syn: faker, fraud, imposter, impostor, pretender, pseud, pseudo, sham, shammer)
- (football) a deceptive move made by a football player (syn: juke)


- make a copy of with the intent to deceive(syn: counterfeit, forge)
- tamper, with the purpose of deception (syn: cook, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent, wangle)
- speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths(syn: bull, bullshit)


- fraudulent; having a misleading appearance (syn: bastard, bogus, phoney, phony)
- not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article(syn: false, faux, imitation, simulated)


That blood is clearly fake.

He was wearing a fake mustache.

You can easily fake up an excuse to avoid going out with him.

I hid my face in my hands and faked some sobs.

Whistle a few bars ... and I'll fake the rest.

The painting was judged a fake.

Jones can spot a fake from 20 feet away.

Her psychologist turned out to be a fake.

I gave a fake name.

She was speaking with a fake German accent.

She faked her father's signature on the cheque.

The insurance company suspected that he had faked his own death.

The results of the experiments were faked.

I thought he was really hurt but he was faking it.

He faked a pass.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: fake
he/she/it: fakes
present participle: faking
past tense: faked
past participle: faked
singular: fake
plural: fakes
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