- 1not genuine; imitation or counterfeit
- 2pretend to feel or have (an emotion)
Using fake: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fake" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The watch he bought turned out to be fake.
She faked a smile and pretended everything was okay.
The painting was revealed to be a fake.
fake Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with fake
The politician accused the media of spreading fake news about him.
Even though she was nervous, she decided to fake it till she made it in her new job.
He got into the club using a fake ID.
Summary: fake in Brief
The term 'fake' [feɪk] refers to something that is not genuine, often an imitation or counterfeit. It can also mean pretending to feel or have an emotion. Examples include a fake watch, fake smile, or fake painting. The phrase 'fake news' refers to false information that is spread to deceive people. 'Fake it till you make it' means to act as if you are confident and successful until you actually become so.