Synonyms of make believe


1. pretense, pretence, make-believe, imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery

usage: imaginative intellectual play

2. make-believe, pretend, pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning

usage: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"


1. make, pretend, make believe, act, play, represent

usage: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"


1. make-believe, pretend, unreal (vs. real)

usage: imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"

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