a copy that is represented as the original
not genuine; imitating something superior
"counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
forge, fake, counterfeit(verb)
make a copy of with the intent to deceive
"he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
A non-genuine article; a fake.
One who counterfeits; a counterfeiter.
To falsely produce what appears to be official or valid; to produce a forged copy of.
To produce a faithful copy of.
Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
False, especially of money; intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine.
This counterfeit watch looks like the real thing, but it broke a week after I bought it.
Origin: countrefait, from continental contrefait.
representing by imitation or likeness; having a resemblance to something else; portrayed
fabricated in imitation of something else, with a view to defraud by passing the false copy for genuine or original; as, counterfeit antiques; counterfeit coin
assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist
that which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart
that which is made in imitation of something, with a view to deceive by passing the false for the true; as, the bank note was a counterfeit
one who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates another; an impostor; a cheat
to imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person
to imitate with a view to deceiving, by passing the copy for that which is original or genuine; to forge; as, to counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc
to carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend
to make counterfeits
To counterfeit means to imitate something. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of the real product. Counterfeit products are often produced with the intent to take advantage of the superior value of the imitated product. The word counterfeit frequently describes both the forgeries of currency and documents, as well as the imitations of works of art, toys, clothing, software, pharmaceuticals, watches, electronics, handbags and shoes. Counterfeit products have a fake company logos and brands. In the case of goods, it results in patent infringement or trademark infringement. Illegal drugs may also be counterfeit, e.g. by passing off baking soda as cocaine, a scam which relies on the naivete of the buyer. Counterfeit consumer products have a reputation for being low quality. The counterfeiting of money is usually attacked aggressively by governments. The counterfeiting of goods is condoned by some governments. Counterfeit money is the most popular product counterfeited.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kown′tėr-fit, -fēt, v.t. to imitate: to copy without authority: to forge.—n. something false or copied, or that pretends to be true and original.—adj. pretended: made in imitation of: forged: false.—n. Coun′terfeiter, one who counterfeits.—adv. Coun′terfeitly, in a counterfeit manner: falsely.—n. Coun′ter-fes′ance (Spens.), act of counterfeiting: forgery. [O. Fr. contrefet, from contrefaire, to imitate—L. contra, against, facĕre, to do.]
The numerical value of counterfeit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of counterfeit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You may imitate, but never counterfeit.
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
In the 20th century, specialisation has become the counterfeit of brilliance.
There wouldn't be such a thing as counterfeit gold if there were no real gold somewhere.
We do not counterfeit his own signature, but his nature. (On ne contrefait sa propre - Signature, mais sa nature.)
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- vervals, namaakAfrikaans
- подправен, фалшификация, фалшив, фалшифицирам, подправямBulgarian
- Fälschung, fälschen, falsch, gefälschtGerman
- πλαστογραφώ, πλαστός, κίβδηλος, ψεύτικος, παραχαράσσωGreek
- contrahecho, contrahacer, falsificar, falsificado, contrahechuraSpanish
- väärentää, väärä, jäljitelmä, väärennetty, väärennös, jäljiteltyFinnish
- contrefaçon, contrefaire, contrefaitFrench
- खोटा, जाली, नक़लHindi
- hamis, hamisítvány, hamisítottHungarian
- contraffare, contraffazione, falso, imitazione, falsificareItalian
- フェイク, 偽物Japanese
- ក្លែងក្លាយ, របស់ក្លែងKhmer
- namaken, vervalst, namaak, nep, vervalsing, vervalsenDutch
- fałszować, podróbka, podrobiony, falsyfikat, sfałszowany, podrabiaćPolish
- falso, contrafação, falsificar, contrafazer, falsificaçãoPortuguese
- фальшивый, подделка, контрафактный, поддельный, подделать, подделывать, фальшивкаRussian
- неаутентичан, лажанSerbo-Croatian
- förfalskad, förfalskning, förfalskaSwedish
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