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make believe

This page is about the collocation make believe

collocation pattern: verb + verb

Meaning

to pretend that something is real or true

For example

  • Our kids love to make believe they're superheroes with superhuman powers.

  • Rather than accept a disturbing truth, many people prefer to make believe that everything's fine.

Quick Quiz

Children like to dress up and make believe they're

a. adults

b. still kids

c. wearing clothes

Contributor: Matt Errey