make-believe make-believe

Definition(s):

  1. (n) imaginative intellectual play
  2. (n) the enactment of a pretense
  3. (adj) imagined as in a play

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In cinemas, Borat was a make-believe man out to reveal the true America; United 93 was an awful truth that could only be revealed through make-believe.
  2. I had the luxury of the set to keep reminding me it was make-believe.
  3. You go to work and you play make-believe, and you come home and you live real life.

News

  1. Online poll results

    Opinion Online poll results What do you think of the way the Grand Haven schools' racism case was closed? Jun 10, 2013 It was much ado about nothing: 31% (189 votes) It didn't go far enough to address the problem: 26% (160 votes) Created a make-believe job: "diversity facilitator": 19% (116 votes) Grand Haven is not racist: 9% (57 votes) It was the proper resolution: 8% (48 votes) Uncertain: 6 ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Grand Haven Tribune

  2. Camp Invention promotes problem-solving skills

    While cleaning up a make-believe city, Autumn Curry gave one good reason why having a safe water supply is important.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Daily News Journal

  3. The IMF: Magnanimous

    Once upon a time, there was (and still is) the International Monetary Fund. Their story reads something like this. It’s not all make-believe; it actually happens. It never ceases to amaze that we vote people into positions. Those people that we have voted in elect in turn (or just go ahead and appoint without an election, making it all look very transparent) other people who are not as important ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

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