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Synonyms for fake

Synonyms for fake

a fraudulent imitation

to contrive and present as genuine

to make a fraudulent copy of

to impart a false character to (something) by alteration

to take on or give a false appearance of

to behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of

to compose or recite without preparation

Synonyms for fake

something that is a counterfeit

(football) a deceptive move made by a football player


make a copy of with the intent to deceive

Related Words

tamper, with the purpose of deception

speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths


not genuine or real

References in periodicals archive ?
Thirty eight per cent of Cypriot respondents said they believe it the journalist's job to stop fake news, 31 per cent said it was the task of national authorities but also of citizens themselves, followed by those who said that the responsibility lies with press and broadcasting management.
The problem here is that Google and Facebook are actually profiting from this, as there is no other place to mass-distribute fake news other than their platforms.
By narrowing the scope to our Arab world, the "Alexandria Media Forum" is tackling the topic this year in its sixth forum in April under the title, "How to fight fake news and how do we know it is fake.
These fake news stories are negatively affecting our national discourse and public opinion.
Responding to his "Fake News Awards," Acosta said: "I would say, having been called 'fake news' myself, that the president of the United States is the king of fake news.
A trawl through the list of Axact UK buyers, seen by the BBC , reveals various NHS clinical staff, including an ophthalmologist, nurses, a psychologist, and numerous consultants also bought fake degrees .
The sitting Medical Superintendent, BVH, Dr Aziz-ur-Rehman confirmed that inquiry has been conducted into the matter of appointment of a number of employees at BVH through fake appointment orders.
Given that many of the people spreading fake news are in it for financial gain, exploiting the revenue streams available to them through social media, the subject matter is almost irrelevant.
Then we have a pair of Liverpool pensioners who set up a fake veterinary practice so they could order PS370,000 of diazepam which they duly sold on the streets.
Regardless of how far the story spreads or your belief in its contents, fake news stories present significant risk to people, industries and governments.
presidential election of Donald Trump, the corruption scandal in South Korea, the Zika virus in Brazil, or the exploits of Kim Jung-un, I think we can all agree that the increase of fake news plays an outsized role in influencing opinion worldwide.
Two are sequels to the GAO's earlier accounts of what happened to undercover investigators who had fake people try to sign up for health coverage through the ACA public exchange system.
KOHAT -- Police arrested man for allegedly making fake stamp papers including selling fake Wakalat Nama at District Court Kohat, here on Friday.
Among participants who were naive to the procedure but explicitly informed of how to fake it, Agosta and colleagues reported some success at faking an IAT loaded with accurate and inaccurate autobiographical information, whereas Fiedler and Bluemke reported no success at producing faking with an IAT assessing social identity.
Department of Health Human Services (HHS) still has little apparent ability to keep fake applicants from enrolling or re-enrolling in public exchange plans.