Definition of make-believe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmeɪk bɪliːv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪk bɪliːv//
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  1. 1(disapproving) imagining or pretending things to be different or more exciting than they really are synonym fantasy They live in a world of make-believe.
  2. 2imagining that something is real, or that you are somebody else, for example in a child’s game ‘Let's play make-believe,’ said Sam.
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