make believe : Popular Idioms in English

make believe

To pretend

Like little girls everywhere, Marisa loved to make believe she was a princess.

Definitions

  • v  represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
News & Articles

  • PIX11?s Allison Kaden visits the Land of Make Believe
    PIX11?s Allison Kaden explores the Land of Make Believe in Hope, New Jersey. Enter http://www.lomb.com/ for more information on the amusement park and prices for a trip with your family. …
    July 19, 2013 - WPIX 11 New York
  • Sen. Flake's son appears to put gun to his head, pull trigger in video
    PHOENIX -- It looks real, and sounds real, but the so-called pretend suicide attempt by Sen. Jeff Flake's son, Tanner, on YouTube is just that:  make believe by a then 13-year-old. The video shows Tanner Flake cock what appears frighteningly close to a real gun, holding it to his head, then pulling the trigger, which yields a computer-generated muzzle flash.  The boy is just fine after that, but ...
    June 15, 2013 - KTVK 3TV Phoenix