Definitions for make-believe
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word make-believe
pretense, pretence, make-believe(noun)
imaginative intellectual play
the enactment of a pretense
"it was just pretend"
imagined as in a play
"the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
make, pretend, make believe(verb)
represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
"She makes like an actress"
Imaginary; as, the child had a make-believe friend to whom he often talked.
The quality or act of pretending; assuming something is true when in fact one knows it is not.
Origin: From make + believe.
a feigning to believe, as in the play of children; a mere pretense; a fiction; an invention
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was amazing, it felt like a movie prop, it looked make-believe almost.
Few really believe. The most only believe that they believe or even make believe.
Say what you have to say, not what you ought. any truth is better than make-Believe!
Man is a make-believe animal - he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.
To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.
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