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You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
William S. Burroughs

Meaning of "fake" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FAKE

Originally (C18) thieves' slang to mug or do someone; probably via Polari from Italian facciare to make or do.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FAKE

fake  [feɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fake is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fake in English.

WHAT DOES FAKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fake

Fake may refer to: In music: ▪ Fake, a band active in the 1980s ▪ Fake?, a Japanese rock band ▪ "Fake" ▪ "Fake" ▪ "Fake" ▪ Fake, an American electro band remixed by Imperative Reaction ▪ "Fake", a song by Brand New Heavies from Brother Sister ▪ "Fake", a 1994 song by Korn from Korn ▪ "Fake", a song by Mötley Crüe In other uses: ▪ Fake, a BL manga ▪ Fake, a Thai movie ▪ Fake, a film featuring Fisher Stevens ▪ Fake, Nigeria, a village 90 miles from Katagum ▪ Fake, a 1969 book by Clifford Irving about art forger Elmyr de Hory...

Definition of fake in the English dictionary

The first definition of fake in the dictionary is to cause to appear more valuable, desirable, or real by fraud or pretence. Other definition of fake is to pretend to have. Fake is also to improvise.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FAKE

PRESENT

Present
I fake
you fake
he/she/it fakes
we fake
you fake
they fake
Present continuous
I am faking
you are faking
he/she/it is faking
we are faking
you are faking
they are faking
Present perfect
I have faked
you have faked
he/she/it has faked
we have faked
you have faked
they have faked
Present perfect continuous
I have been faking
you have been faking
he/she/it has been faking
we have been faking
you have been faking
they have been faking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I faked
you faked
he/she/it faked
we faked
you faked
they faked
Past continuous
I was faking
you were faking
he/she/it was faking
we were faking
you were faking
they were faking
Past perfect
I had faked
you had faked
he/she/it had faked
we had faked
you had faked
they had faked
Past perfect continuous
I had been faking
you had been faking
he/she/it had been faking
we had been faking
you had been faking
they had been faking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fake
you will fake
he/she/it will fake
we will fake
you will fake
they will fake
Future continuous
I will be faking
you will be faking
he/she/it will be faking
we will be faking
you will be faking
they will be faking
Future perfect
I will have faked
you will have faked
he/she/it will have faked
we will have faked
you will have faked
they will have faked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been faking
you will have been faking
he/she/it will have been faking
we will have been faking
you will have been faking
they will have been faking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fake
you would fake
he/she/it would fake
we would fake
you would fake
they would fake
Conditional continuous
I would be faking
you would be faking
he/she/it would be faking
we would be faking
you would be faking
they would be faking
Conditional perfect
I would have fake
you would have fake
he/she/it would have fake
we would have fake
you would have fake
they would have fake
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been faking
you would have been faking
he/she/it would have been faking
we would have been faking
you would have been faking
they would have been faking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fake
we let´s fake
you fake
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fake
Past participle
faked
Present Participle
faking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FAKE


bake
beɪk
Blake
bleɪk
brake
breɪk
break
breɪk
cake
keɪk
cupcake
ˈkʌpˌkeɪk
drake
dreɪk
earthquake
ˈɜːθˌkweɪk
intake
ˈɪnˌteɪk
jake
dʒeɪk
lake
leɪk
make
meɪk
mistake
mɪˈsteɪk
outbreak
ˈaʊtˌbreɪk
sake
seɪk
shake
ʃeɪk
snake
sneɪk
steak
steɪk
take
teɪk
wake
weɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAKE

faithless
faithlessly
faithlessness
faithworthiness
faithworthy
faitor
faitour
faits accomplis
faix
fajitas
faked
fakeer
fakement
faker
fakery
fakey
fakir
fakirism
fal la
falafel

WORDS THAT END LIKE FAKE

ake
awake
birthday cake
bukkake
cheesecake
chocolate cake
devil´s food cake
handshake
pancake
pound cake
quake
rake
Red Deer Lake
remake
salt lake
snowflake
Timberlake
undertake
uptake
wedding cake

Synonyms and antonyms of fake in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FAKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fake» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fake

Translation of «fake» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAKE

Find out the translation of fake to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fake from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fake» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

假的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

falso
570 millions of speakers

English

fake
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नकली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُزَيَّف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поддельный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

falso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নকল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Palsu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unecht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

模造の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가짜의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Palsu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giả
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போலி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नकली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sahte
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

falso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zmyślony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підробний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fals
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλαστός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

valse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oäkta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forfalsket
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fake

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAKE»

The term «fake» is very widely used and occupies the 4.315 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FAKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fake» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fake» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fake

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10 QUOTES WITH «FAKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fake.
1
Uzo Aduba
As for the fake teeth, they're officially retired. I haven't really found a need or want to wear them.
2
Pedro Almodovar
I don't want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it's to show one emotion.
3
John Astin
One of the great things about being recognized is that you receive this feedback from people. It is easy to see how sincere people are. It's nothing fake or jive. They're giving sincere appreciation. And it's not that easy to express.
4
Jim Bakker
You can't fake it when you're alone with God, you know.
5
Kurtis Blow
When I was 13 I had a fake Id that said that I was 19. I was getting in all the clubs.
6
Paget Brewster
I know how to fake someone out, if they break into my house, into thinking there are other people there.
7
Lenny Bruce
The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't.
8
William S. Burroughs
You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
9
Yancy Butler
Don't we all just really try to fake it well?
10
Sacha Baron Cohen
I think pulling off, pulling off a kind of fake documentary of me being a, you know, actual dictator would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAKE»

Discover the use of fake in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fake and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fake?: The Art of Deception
Describes the methods used to make artistic, literary, documentary, and political forgeries and the recent scientific advances in their detection.
Mark Jones, Paul T. Craddock, Nicolas Barker, 1990
2
Fake Science 101: A Less-Than-Factual Guide to Our Amazing World
Provides humorous answers to pressing questions in astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics, including if there is life on Mars, why humans age, and what the world would be like without gravity.
Phil Edwards, 2012
3
How to Play from a Fake Book
Now, anyone can! This book will teach you how to play any chord symbol you will find in pop, jazz or rock; how to create stylish arrangements on your own; and how to sound like a "pro" even when reading sheet music for the first time.
Michael Esterowitz, 1986
4
Fake: Forgery, Lies, & eBay
In this sensational story of the seductive power of greed, Kenneth Walton breaks his silence for the first time and, in his own words, details the international scandal that forever changed the way eBay does business.
Kenneth Walton, 2006
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Fake Boyfriend
Too bad he's totally fake. Vivi's younger brother, Marshall, who they hire to be the "man" behind the profile, is way too into being Izzy's fake boyfriend. So they turn to cute, prep-school Jonathan to be the face of Brandon.
Kate Brian, 2009
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The Easy Gospel Fake Book (Songbook)
This great collection contains over 100 favorite gospel songs all in the key of C. Each song features lyrics and simplified chords that remain true to each original tune, with large, easy-to-read music notation.
Hal Leonard Corp., 2001
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Fake
I like staying with Skyler. It feels safe. Secure. Worry free. The perfect situation, really. Now he’s forbidden me to leave the house. I like that, too. Because Skyler always has my best interests in mind.
Francine Pascal, 2013
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They Never Said It : A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and ...
It is the ultimate debunking reference, a perfect complement to handbooks of quotations.
Paul F. Boller Jr. Emeritus Professor of History Texas Christian University, Oklahoma John George Jr. Professor of Political Science and Sociology Central State University, 1989
9
The Praise & Worship Fake Book (Songbook): An Essential Tool ...
We proudly present this collection of more than 400 praise & worship songs, from classic "standards" to the best current titles by top worship leaders such as Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown, Don Moen, Matt Redman, Michael W. Smith, Chris ...
Hal Leonard Corp., 2004
10
Fake Stuff: China and the Rise of Counterfeit Goods
First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Yi-Chieh Jessica Lin, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FAKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fake is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Lawsuit: $12500 pink sapphire a $30 fake
Mary Ellen Frabizzio of Greenville, N.C., told her husband a pink sapphire ring was at the top of her wish list. But nothing could have prepared ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
7 Gandhi Quotes That Are Totally Fake
But as Gandhi once said, “Half my quotes on Pinterest are fake.” Below we have seven quotes that you may have seen attributed to Gandhi on ... «Gizmodo, Jul 15»
3
Call for Action Alert: Dangers of buying fake IDs
To a teen, a fake ID may not seem like a big deal, but buying one could ruin his or her life. Postal inspectors say in one recent case, a routine ... «Wink News, Jul 15»
4
Fake Umpires Re-Enact Calls At Giants-Mets Game, Are Awesome …
But sometimes attending an MLB game is all about entertainment, and these two fake umps certainly provided that Wednesday. «NESN.com, Jul 15»
5
NBI seizes boxes of suspected fake medicines from Cebu pharmacies
National Bureau of Investigation agents seized several boxes of suspected fake medicines after serving search warrants on at least five ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
6
Pub landlord reels in customers with fake bus stop
Pub landlord reels in customers with fake bus stop. After erecting a fake bus stop outside his pub, the Gallipot Inn has received customers from ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Turkish embassies in Southeast Asia 'gave fake travel documents to …
Turkish embassies in Southeast Asia have been accused of helping Uygurs from the restive Xinjiang region to flee from China by issuing ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
8
O'Malley falls for fake news story in Wall Street proposal
The footnote backing up O'Malley's claim about Justice directed readers to a fake news story about former attorney general Eric Holder taking a ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
9
Fake Versailles letter claims chain banned anti-Cuba protests …
Miami's Versailles Cuban restaurant is responding to an online publication that posted a fake letter from Versailles, claiming that the Valls ... «Local 10, Jul 15»
10
Fake meds seized
Fake Medicines. The Twin Star J Pharmacy (above) on Sanciangko St., Cebu City is one of the five pharmacies found to have been selling fake ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»

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