make believe

Definitions of make believe
1

v represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

Synonyms:
make, pretend
affect, dissemble, feign, pretend, sham
make believe with the intent to deceive
Types:
go through the motions
pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it
Type of:
act, play, represent
play a role or part

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