make believe


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make believe

to pretend Claude made believe he hadn't heard what she said.
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make believe

imaginary or invented I had to explain to Sam that it was only make believe and that they weren't real monsters.
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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 believe

To pretend.
See also: believe, make