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Definition of Make-Believe


  1. A feigning to believe, as in the play of children; a mere pretense; a fiction; an invention.
  2. Feigned; insincere.

Make-Believe Quotations

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.
Morgan Freeman

Long ago, I became more interested in the real world than in make-believe.
Shirley Temple

Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things aren't happening.
Joyce Meyer

When I was little, I put on plays for my family at Sunday dinner, and I would direct them and have all my cousins, my brother, and my best friends in it. I was a very imaginative and theatrical child and wasn't afraid of being in front of a camera. It was like make-believe to me.
Kirsten Dunst

The great dream merchant Disney was a success because make-believe was what everyone seemed to need in a spiritually empty land.
Arthur Erickson
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Make-Believe Translations

make-believe in German is weismachen
make-believe in Spanish is simulado
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