"fake" in the noun sense
1. fake, sham, postiche
something that is a counterfeit not what it seems to be
2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player
a person who makes deceitful pretenses
3. juke, fake
football) a deceptive move made by a football player
"fake" in the verb sense
1. forge, fake, counterfeit
make a copy of with the intent to deceive
"he faked the signature"
"they counterfeited dollar bills"
"She forged a Green Card"
2. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent
tamper, with the purpose of deception
"Fudge the figures"
"cook the books"
"falsify the data"
3. talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull, fake
speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
"The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
"fake" in the adjective sense
1. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard
fraudulent having a misleading appearance
2. fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated
not genuine or real being an imitation of the genuine article it's real synthetic fur"
"it isn't fake anything
"decorated with imitation palm leaves"
"a purse of simulated alligator hide"
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