1. [ adjective ] fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
Synonyms: phony bogus bastard phoney
Related terms: counterfeit
2. [ noun ] something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
Synonyms: sham postiche
Related terms: imitation fake_book feign forge
3. [ verb ] make a copy of with the intent to deceive
Synonyms: forge counterfeit

"he faked the signature" "they counterfeited dollar bills" She forged a Green Card"

Related terms: re-create forger fakery forgery
4. [ noun ] (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
Synonyms: juke
Related terms: feint football
5. [ verb ] fake or falsify
Synonyms: manipulate falsify cook wangle misrepresent fudge

"Fudge the figures" "cook the books" "falsify the data"

Related terms: cheat juggle fabricate imposter misrepresentation falsification falsifier misrepresentaation fakery
6. [ adjective ] not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
Synonyms: simulated imitation faux false

"it isn't fake anything it's real synthetic fur" "faux pearls" "false teeth" "decorated with imitation palm leaves" "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

Related terms: artificial
7. [ verb ] talk through one's hat
Synonyms: bullshit bull waffle

"The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"

Related terms: feign bull
8. [ noun ] a person who makes deceitful pretenses
Synonyms: fraud faker pseud shammer impostor sham pseudo role_player pretender imposter
Related terms: deceiver name_dropper namedropper ringer feign dissemble waffle simulate fudge
Similar spelling:   faze