make-belief
noun see make-believe I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make-believe — I. noun also make belief Date: 1811 a pretending that what is not real is real < a fiction writer s childish willingness to immerse himself in make believe John Updike > II. adjective Date: 1824 imaginary, pretended …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • belief — /bi li:f/ noun 1 (singular, uncountable) the feeling that something is definitely true or definitely exists: religious belief (+ in): a belief in God (+ that): a growing belief that war had become inevitable | it is sb s belief that: It is my… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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