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make believe

Pretend, as in Let's make believe we're elves. This expression in effect means making oneself believe in an illusion. [Early 1700s]
See also: believe, make

make beˈlieve (that...)

pretend (that...): The journey seemed like an attempt to make believe that the modern world didn’t exist.a world of fantasy and make-believe
See also: believe, make

make believe

To pretend.
See also: believe, make