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Adjective fake has 2 senses
  1. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard - fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    Antonyms: genuine, echt (indirect, via counterfeit)
  2. fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated - not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
    Antonym: natural (indirect, via artificial)
Noun fake has 3 senses
  1. fake, sham, postiche - something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    --1 is a kind of imitation, counterfeit, forgery
    --1 has particulars: fake book
    Derived forms: verb fake3, verb fake2, verb fake1
  2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    --2 is a kind of deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker
    --2 has particulars: name dropper; ringer
    Derived forms: verb fake2, verb fake1
  3. juke, fake - (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
    --3 is a kind of feint
Verb fake has 3 senses
  1. forge, fake, counterfeit - make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
    --1 is one way to re-create
    Derived forms: noun fake2, noun fake1, noun fakery1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent - fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
    --2 is one way to cheat, chisel
    Derived forms: noun fake1, noun fake2, noun faker1, noun fakery1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. bullshit, bull, fake - talk through one's hat; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
    --3 is one way to feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble
    Derived forms: noun fake1, noun faker1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s on something
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