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 for make-believe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  make-believe \make"-be*lieve`\, n.
     A feigning to believe, as in the play of children; a mere
     pretense; a fiction; an invention. "Childlike make-believe."
     --Tylor.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           To forswear self-delusion and make-believe. --M.
                                                    Arnold.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Make-believe \Make"-be*lieve`\, a.
     1. Feigned; insincere. "Make-believe reverence." --G. Eliot.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Imaginary; as, the child had a make-believe friend to whom
        he often talked.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  make-believe
      adj 1: imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of
             theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water
             to catch pretend fish" [syn: make-believe, pretend]
      n 1: imaginative intellectual play [syn: pretense, pretence,
           make-believe]
      2: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend" [syn:
         make-believe, pretend]

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