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3 definitions found
 for make believe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  make believe \make" be*lieve`\, v. i.
     To pretend; -- often used with that, but often having the
     that omitted; as, he made believe he didn't hear her; or he
     made believe that he didn't hear her.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  make believe
      v 1: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or
           act like; "She makes like an actress" [syn: make,
           pretend, make believe]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  128 Moby Thesaurus words for "make believe":
     act, act a part, affect, affected, apocryphal, apparition,
     artificial, assume, assumed, bastard, bluff, bogus, brainchild,
     brummagem, bubble, charade, chimera, colorable, colored,
     counterfeit, counterfeited, cover up, delirium, disguise,
     dissemble, dissimulate, distorted, dressed up, dummy, eidolon,
     embellished, embroidered, ersatz, fabulous, factitious, fake,
     faked, falsified, fancy, fantasque, fantasy, feign, feigned,
     fiction, fictional, fictitious, fictive, figment, figmental,
     four-flush, gammon, garbled, hallucination, idle fancy,
     illegitimate, illusion, imagery, imagination, imagining, imitation,
     insubstantial image, invention, junky, legendary, let on,
     let on like, maggot, make a pretense, make as if, make like,
     man-made, mock, myth, mythic, mythicized, mythified, mythological,
     nonactual, nonfactual, nonrealistic, pageant, perverted, phantasm,
     phantom, phony, pinchbeck, play, play a part, play possum, playact,
     pretend, pretended, pretension, pretentiousness, profess, pseudo,
     put on, put-on, quasi, queer, romance, self-styled, sham, shoddy,
     sick fancy, simulate, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, spurious,
     supposititious, synthetic, thick-coming fancies, tin, tinsel,
     titivated, trip, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural,
     unreal, vapor, vision, warped, whim, whimsy, wildest dreams
  
  

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