Synonyms of 'fake'
to cause something not genuine to appear real or more valuable by fraudDid they fake this evidence?
They forged dollar notes.
She never participated in copying classified documents for anyone.
The effect has proved hard to reproduce.
All four claim that the evidence against them is fabricated.
He financed a plot to counterfeit gold coins.
The charges against him include fraud, bribery, and falsifying business records.
to pretend to have (an illness, emotion, etc.)He faked nonchalance.
an object, person, or act that is not genuineIt is filled with famous works of art, and every one of them is a fake.
The letter was a forgery.
Always keep a copy of everything in your own files.
He believes many psychics are frauds.
a reproduction of a religious painting
The police video camera was a dummy.
the most accurate imitation of Chinese architecture in Europe
His claim to have a bomb was a hoax.
Counterfeits of the company's goods are flooding Europe.
an object, person, or act that is not genuineShe denied claims that she is a fake.
not genuineThe bank manager is said to have issued fake certificates.
The voice was affected, the accent artificial.
He paid for a false passport.
She was carrying a forged American passport.
He admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency.
She passed by with an affected air and a disdainful look.
The articles were published under an assumed name.
`It's tragic,' he swooned in mock horror.
a set of novels bound in imitation leather
The election has been denounced as a sham by world leaders.
He answered me with feigned indifference.
phoney or phony (informal)
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in the sense of affect
to put on a show ofHe listened to them, affecting an amused interest.
in the sense of affected
pretendedShe passed by with an affected air and a disdainful look.
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