Definition of counterfeit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

counterfeit

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəfɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntərfɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they counterfeit
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəfɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntərfɪt//
 
he / she / it counterfeits
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəfɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntərfɪts//
 
past simple counterfeited
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəfɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntərfɪtɪd//
 
past participle counterfeited
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəfɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntərfɪtɪd//
 
-ing form counterfeiting
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəfɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntərfɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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counterfeit something (formal) to make an exact copy of something in order to trick people into thinking that it is the real thing compare forge Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): from Anglo-Norman French countrefeter, from Old French contrefait, past participle of contrefaire, from Latin contra- ‘in opposition’ + facere ‘make’.

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