pass for (someone or something)

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pass for (someone or something)

To be able to be accepted as or believed to be someone or something else. The fact that glass can so easily pass for diamond among most consumers tells me that the gem's value is kind of a hoax. With the right clothes and makeup, I think you could easily pass for an adult.
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pass for someone or something

to be accepted as someone, some type of person, or something. You could pass for your twin brother. This painting could almost pass for the original.
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pass for something

to pay for something; to treat someone by paying for something. Come on. Let's go out. I'll pass for dinner. I'll pass for drinks if you want.
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pass for

Be accepted as or believed to be, usually something that is not so. For example, Jean is 23 but could pass for a teenager, or They thought that copy would pass for an original. [Late 1500s]
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pass for

v.
To be accepted as something; be believed to be something: The fake painting passed for an original. If you wore that heavy coat and fur hat, you could pass for a Russian.
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pass for something

in. to pay for something; to treat someone by paying for something. Come on. Let’s go out. I’ll pass for dinner.
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I could pass for someone who has a son in the military.
But, to be totally truthful, I prefer playing the perfect pass for someone else to score.
It's great to play with people who don't care if they score a goal or make a pass for someone else to score a goal or make a smart play.
It's a must-have book for anyone working to promote the inclusion of astronomy in any type of curriculum, but an easy pass for someone looking for pointers on how to teach astronomy for the first time.
AMEOBI should learn to stand up and not fall or trip over at a crucial time when he should make the pass for someone to score.
Pick up the ball, go past a couple of people and crash it into the top corner or make a pass for someone else to score.
He seems really young and could easily pass for someone in his 20s, so I had no reason to think anything was wrong.
Apart from the fact that my husband is dark and could, if he clutched a pizza and kept his mouth shut, pass for someone who once visited Italy on holiday, my perception of my future wasway off the mark.