Meaning of make-believe

make-be•lieve

Pronunciation: (māk'bi-lēv"), [key]
— n.
  1. pretense, esp. of an innocent or playful kind; feigning; sham: the make-believe of children playing.
  2. a pretender; a person who pretends.
—adj.
  1. pretended; feigned; imaginary; made-up; unreal: a make-believe world of fantasy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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