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Definitions of fake word
- verb with object fake to lay (a rope) in a coil or series of long loops so as to allow to run freely without fouling or kinking (often followed by down). 1
- verb without object fake to fake something; pretend. 1
- verb without object fake to give a fake to an opponent. 1
- noun fake any complete turn of a rope that has been faked down. 1
- noun fake any of the various ways in which a rope may be faked down. 1
- adjective fake designed to deceive or cheat; not real; counterfeit. 1
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Origin of fake
First appearance:before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
1805-15; orig. vagrants' slang: to do for, rob, kill (someone), shape (something); perhaps variant of obsolete feak, feague to beat, akin to Dutch veeg a slap, vegen to sweep, wipe
Parts of speech for Fake
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for fake
- fabricate — to make by art or skill and labor; construct: The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.
- feign — to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of: to feign sickness.
- put on — a throw or cast, especially one made with a forward motion of the hand when raised close to the shoulder.
- counterfeit — Counterfeit money, goods, or documents are not genuine, but have been made to look exactly like genuine ones in order to deceive people.
- dissimulate — to disguise or conceal under a false appearance; dissemble: to dissimulate one's true feelings about a rival.
- false — not true or correct; erroneous: a false statement.
- bogus — If you describe something as bogus, you mean that it is not genuine.
- forged — to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape.
- phony — not real or genuine; fake; counterfeit: a phony diamond.
- replica — a copy or reproduction of a work of art produced by the maker of the original or under his or her supervision.
- simulation — imitation or enactment, as of something anticipated or in testing.
- mock-up — a model, often full-size, for study, testing, or teaching: a mock-up of an experimental aircraft.
- facsimile — an exact copy, as of a book, painting, or manuscript.
- forgery — the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are apparently affected; simulated signing of another person's name to any such writing whether or not it is also the forger's name.
- fraud — deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage.
Antonyms for fake
- reveal — to make known; disclose; divulge: to reveal a secret.
- genuine — possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine sympathy; a genuine antique.
- authentic — An authentic person, object, or emotion is genuine.
- real — true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent: the real reason for an act.
- sincere — free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.
- true — being in accordance with the actual state or conditions; conforming to reality or fact; not false: a true story.
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