What does make-believe mean?

Definitions for make-believe
make-be·lieve

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word make-believe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretense, pretence, make-believenoun

    imaginative intellectual play

  2. make-believe, pretendadjective

    the enactment of a pretense

    "it was just pretend"

  3. make-believe, pretendverb

    imagined as in a play

    "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"

  4. make, pretend, make believeverb

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

    "She makes like an actress"

GCIDE

  1. Make-believeadjective

    Imaginary; as, the child had a make-believe friend to whom he often talked.

Wiktionary

  1. make-believenoun

    The quality or act of pretending; assuming something is true when in fact one knows it is not.

  2. Etymology: From make + believe.

ChatGPT

  1. make-believe

    Make-believe refers to the act of pretending, creating, or imagining something that is not real or true. It often involves inventing characters and scenarios, typically as a form of childhood play, but can also be used in literature, theater, and other creative outlets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Make-believenoun

    a feigning to believe, as in the play of children; a mere pretense; a fiction; an invention

  2. Make-believeadjective

    feigned; insincere

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of make-believe in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of make-believe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of make-believe in a Sentence

  1. Henry David Thoreau, Simplify Simplify:

    Say what you have to say, not what you ought. any truth is better than make-Believe!

  2. Doris Day:

    My public image is unshakably that of America's wholesome virgin, the girl next door, carefree and brimming with happiness. An image, I can assure you, more make-believe than any film part I ever played.

  3. Anne Douglas:

    We are living in a town of make-believe. I have done about 90 movies. That means that every time I was pretending to be someone else. There comes a time in your life when you say, well, 'who am I?' i have found writing books a good substitute to making pictures. When you write a book, you get to determine what part you are playing.

  4. Louis-Ferdinand Céline:

    To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.

  5. Randi McGinn:

    We’re used to people coming in from out of town to play cowboy who don’t know how to use guns, you don’t hand somebody a gun until you give them safety training… No one should ever die with a real gun on a make-believe movie set.


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