[noun] something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
Synonyms: sham, postiche
[noun] a person who makes deceitful pretenses
Synonyms: imposter, impostor, pretender, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player
[noun] (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
[verb] make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
Synonyms: forge, counterfeit
[verb] fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
Synonyms: fudge, manipulate, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent
[verb] talk through one's hat; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
Synonyms: bullshit, bull
[adjective] fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
Synonyms: bogus, phony, phoney, bastard
[adjective] 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"
Synonyms: false, faux, imitation, simulated