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Pronunciation:  meyk bi'leev

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the enactment of a pretense
  2. [n]  imaginative intellectual play
  3. [adj]  imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"

MAKE-BELIEVE is a 12 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: play(a), pretence, pretend, pretense, unreal
 See Also: feigning, imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery, pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Make"-be*lieve`\, n.
    A feigning to believe, as in the play of children; a mere
    pretense; a fiction; an invention. ``Childlike
    make-believe.'' --Tylor.
          To forswear self-delusion and make-believe. --M.
  2. \Make"-be*lieve`\, a.
    Feigned; insincere. ``Make-believe reverence.''
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