Definitions of make-believe
  1. noun
    imaginative intellectual play
    synonyms: pretence, pretense
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    type of:
    imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery
    the ability to form mental images of things or events
  2. noun
    the enactment of a pretense
    synonyms: pretend
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    type of:
    feigning, pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation
    the act of giving a false appearance
  3. adjective
    imagined as in a play
    “the make-believe world of theater”
    synonyms: pretend
    lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
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