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  1. coun·ter·feit
    IPA[ˈkoun(t)ərˌfit]
  2. adjective

    • 1. made in exact imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive or defraud:

      two men were remanded on bail on a charge of passing counterfeit $10 bills
    • 2. pretended; sham:

      a counterfeit image of reality

    noun

    • 1. a fraudulent imitation of something else; a forgery:

      he knew the tapes to be counterfeits

    verb

    • 1. imitate fraudulently:

      my signature is extremely hard to counterfeit
    • 2. pretend to feel or possess (an emotion or quality):

      no pretense could have counterfeited such terror
    • 3. resemble closely:

      sleep counterfeited Death so well
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: counterfeit, plural noun: counterfeits

    • v.: verb: counterfeit, 3rd person present: counterfeits, gerund or present participle: counterfeiting, past tense: counterfeited, past participle: counterfeited

    • adjective

      made in exact imitation of something valuable with the intention to deceive or defraud:

      pretended; sham:

    • noun

      a fraudulent imitation of something else:
    • verb

      imitate fraudulently:

      pretend to feel or possess (an emotion or quality):

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