Fake is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand fake (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use fake in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of fake, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of fake, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
EXAMPLES - Fake in a Sentence
- I call fake because it just seems to good to be true. (source)
- You used the phrase fake Christians for conservatives. (source)
- Wouldn't the intron suite adequately label fake humans? " (source)
- That site displays the word "fake" prominently above the page. (source)
- TEXT: Jessica Simpson calls fake sightings of her lost dog "cruel." (source)
- Since both of those are obviously not the reason you called fake ... (source)
- MAHER: All right, when you hear the phrase fake news, what do you think of? (source)
- I had done what we called a "fake album," where we did an album in twelve hours. (source)
- A mono source remixed to simulate stereo is sometimes referred to as fake stereo. (source)
- THOMPSON: Well, you could say -- remember there was a blog called the fake Steve Jobs. (source)
- That is when this whole story started with what police are calling a fake distress call. (source)
- The culprit, according to a 2006 study, is having to exude what they called fake happiness. (source)
- One calls the fake tombstones "distasteful" and says his wife actually fears for her safety. (source)
- I call fake on him having a favorite tape ... even I don't have any cassettes lying around anymore. (source)
- PrezHuddleston is a prankster, who makes his ruse explicit by putting the word "fake" in his profile name. (source)
- I can not believe that people actually send in fake pictures of deer, I wonder if the deer even look believable? (source)
- The separation of the real from the fake is the cornerstone on which our understanding of any artist's work is based. (source)
- On Bostick, he tracks weapons inventory, which he calls a fake job with only two days worth of work for him to do in a month. (source)
- The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation testified on the other side, calling fake ivy "entirely inappropriate." (source)
- "Dipping hands in fake blood or screaming over everyone just makes you look crazy and then the rest of the country ignores you." (source)
- But Mr. Grayson made it worse on himself when he gave the so-called fake apology and invoked the Holocaust in terms of the Republicans. (source)
- "There appears to be a rise in what we call fake environmental labels," said Scot Case with the environmental marketing firm TerraChoice. (source)
- I'm more than up for seeing Mirage, Hound, and Wheeljack though I call fake based on the misspelling of "wreak" and "sight" on the first page. (source)
- Another supposed drawback is that Twitter (and other social media) cause people to become "fake" -- to project a fictionalized version of themselves. (source)
- Recall the fake Mickey Kantor video before the IN primary ... their exit polling in 1992 was showing Clinton doing well there, even though he did lose the state. (source)
- -- Brett voting yes on the record deal they knew was fake from the over zealous actor they hired to cheer up Murray because he thought it was too good to pass up. (source)
- Professor Zurab Kekelidze is from the Serbsky Institute of Psychiatry in Moscow and he's concerned about what he calls the fake vodka and what it can do to people. (source)
- The backyard photo of Lee Harvey Oswald holding a rifle and Marxist newspaper was called a fake by Oswald when he was interrogated by Dallas police after his arrest. (source)
- The second ID which is the safest and most used is called the fake ID issued by the paper's office itself and will be in Arabic on one side and English on the other side. (source)
- I learned all this at Space Camp while on my fake missions in fake enterprise shuttle where they kept telling me i was fake burning my hand on a fake malfunctioning panel. (source)
- It's essentially a school that a the Pakistani military calls a fake heaven where children are taught to be suicide bombers with the promise of all sorts of heavenly rewards. (source)
- Said: hey uwb, whats a fake kirat - how can you give one kirat the name fake and not the other - it's hilarious to call anonymous bloggers fake or not - who do u think you are to do that? (source)
- The brilliant part is this leaked version was actually a "fake" - an impromptu album composed in one day, with each song of the "fake" album titled with the same name as its "real" counterpart. (source)
- Mention should be made here that the revisionist CPI leadership within years backtracked and from 1955 officially declared that what it called fake independence before was actually real independence. (source)
- Reformists, however, said local government officials closed garrisons and schools and bussed in soldiers, students and government employees to create what they called a fake impression of the president and help him win votes. (source)
- The Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee -- whose favorite show ever is Les Miserables, by the way -- was very candid when asked about the gig, and what the audience can expect from the artist formerly known as fake TV kid doctor. (source)
- My disagreement arises via the term fake, (not that strong a dispute mind you on an evening when the Senate passed the Bush-backed terrorism spy bill, sure to reduce civil liberties and puts Gonzales at the forefrontwith a like-minded watcher). (source)
- (It is my duty to add that certain zealous historians have denounced his report as a forgery, and his chart as a "fake" -- a matter so much too large for discussion here that I content myself with expressing the opinion that these charges have not been sustained.) (source)
- I call fake and it could be subterfuge. although all the G1 touches are what id hoped to see in the first live action movie, it has some interesting ideas and i hope some close to good parts make it into the movie and the rest can be trashed Okay, so now frenzy and ravage are back - did this person even see ROTF? (source)
- Actually, I echo Leonora's sentiment, but must add that it is pretty pathetic when a parent can't see that allowing children to 'play' in virtual worlds at the expense of playing in the real world really robs them of true life experiences whether they are painful or not -- at least their kids get a shot at being real, not known as a fake version of themselves. (source)
- Promoted to Headline (H3) on 2/28/09: Clintons promote their second Monsanto 'fake food safety' plan that destroys farmers yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Clintons promote their second Monsanto 'fake food safety' plan that destroys farmers '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: "Food safety" bills in Congress are "harmonized with the EU" and violently opposed by American farmers. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "fake" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 20 synonyms for fake.
affected, artificial, assumed, bogus, concocted, counterfeit, fabricated, fictitious, forged, fraudulent, invented, make-believe, mock, phony, pretended, pseudo, reproduction, sham, simulated, spurious
We have 7 antonyms for fake.
authentic, genuine, original, real, sincere, true, truthful
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of fake from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent.
- (noun) One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
- (noun) Sports A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
- (verb-transitive) To contrive and present as genuine; counterfeit.
- (verb-transitive) To simulate; feign.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Not real; false, fraudulent.
- (noun) Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
- (noun) A trick; a swindle.
- (noun) Move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage when dribbling an opponent.
- (verb) To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
- (verb-transitive) To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form,, to prevent twisting when running out.
- (verb-transitive) To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
- (verb-transitive) To make; to construct; to do.
- (verb-transitive) To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To fold; tuck up.
- (None) Specifically Nautical, to coil in fakes, as a cable or a shot-line in a faking-box. See faking-box.
- (noun) A fold or ply of anything, as a garment.
- (noun) Specifically Nautical, one of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil, as one of the oblong loops into which a shot-line is wound in being placed in a faking-box.
- (noun) A plaid. Also in diminutive form fakie, faikie. Jamieson.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
- (adjective) fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
- (noun) something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
- (noun) a person who makes deceitful pretenses
- (verb) make a copy of with the intent to deceive