Counterfeit Coun"ter*feit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterfeited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterfeiting}.] 1. To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person. [1913 Webster]

Full well they laughed with counterfeited glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

2. To imitate with a view to deceiving, by passing the copy for that which is original or genuine; to forge; as, to counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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