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Verb: make believe  meyk bi'leev
  1. Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
    "She makes believe like an actress";
    - make, pretend
Adjective: make-believe  'meyk-bi,leev
  1. Imagined as in a play
    "the make-believe world of theatre";
    - pretend
Noun: make-believe  'meyk-bi,leev
  1. Imaginative intellectual play
    - pretense [N. Amer], pretence [Brit, Cdn]
  2. The enactment of a pretence
    "it was just make-believe";
    - pretend

Derived forms: makes believe, making believe, made believe

See also: unreal

Type of: act, feigning, imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery, play, pretence [Brit, Cdn], pretending, pretense [N. Amer], represent, simulation

Encyclopedia: Make believe