counterfeit

  • 1 counterfeit — coun·ter·feit 1 / kau̇n tər ˌfit/ adj [Middle French contrefait, past participle of contrefaire to imitate, draw, paint, from contre counter + faire to make]: made in imitation of a genuine article (as a document) without authorization and esp.… …

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  • 2 counterfeit# — counterfeit vb feign, sham, simulate, pretend, *assume, affect Analogous words: *copy, imitate, mimic, ape: dissemble, *disguise counterfeit adj Counterfeit, spurious, bogus, fake, sham, pseudo, pinchbeck, phony are comparable when meaning not at …

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  • 3 Counterfeit² — Studio album by Martin L Gore Released April 28, 2003 ( …

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  • 5 Counterfeit — Coun ter*feit (koun t?r f?t), a. [F. contrefait, p. p. of contrefaire to counterfeit; contre (L. contra) + faire to make, fr. L. facere. See {Counter}, adv., and {Fact}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Representing by imitation or likeness; having a… …

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  • 6 Counterfeit e.p. — Counterfeit e.p. EP by Martin L Gore Released June 12, 1989 (1989 06 12) …

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  • 7 Counterfeit — Coun ter*feit, n. 1. That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart. [1913 Webster] Thou drawest a counterfeit Best in all Athens. Shak. [1913 Webster] Even Nature s self envied the same, And grudged to see… …

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  • 8 Counterfeit — Coun ter*feit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterfeited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterfeiting}.] 1. To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person. [1913 Webster] Full well they laughed with counterfeited… …

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  • 9 counterfeit — [adj] fake, simulated affected, assumed, bent, bogus*, brummagem, copied, crock, deceptive, delusive, delusory, ersatz, faked, false, feigned, fictitious, fishy*, forged, framed, fraudulent, Hollywood*, imitation, misleading, mock, not genuine,… …

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  • 10 counterfeit — [kount′ər fit΄] adj. [ME countrefete < OFr contrefait, pp. of contrefaire, to make in opposition, imitate < contre , counter + faire < L facere, to make, DO1] 1. made in imitation of something genuine so as to deceive or defraud; forged… …

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  • 11 Counterfeit — Coun ter*feit, v. i. 1. To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend. [1913 Webster] The knave counterfeits well; a good knave. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make counterfeits. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 counterfeit — (v.) late 13c., from O.Fr. contrefait imitated (Mod.Fr. contrefait), pp. of contrefaire imitate, from contre against (see CONTRA (Cf. contra )) + faire to make, to do (from L. facere; see FACTITIOUS (Cf …

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  • 13 counterfeit — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ made in exact imitation of something valuable with the intention to deceive or defraud. ► NOUN ▪ a forgery. ► VERB 1) imitate fraudulently. 2) pretend to feel or possess (an emotion or quality). DERIVATIVES coun …

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  • 14 Counterfeit — For other uses, see Counterfeit (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Counterfit, a band. Counterfeit products at a flea market. To counterfeit means to illegally imitate something. Counterfeit products are often produced with the intent to… …

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  • 15 counterfeit — ▪ I. counterfeit coun‧ter‧feit 1 [ˈkaʊntəfɪt ǁ tər ] adjective LAW made to look exactly like something, usually illegally: • Last year about $80 million in counterfeit notes were seized, compared with $77 billion in genuine notes produced. • the… …

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  • 16 counterfeit — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English countrefet, from Anglo French cuntrefeit, from past participle of cuntrefere, contrefaire to imitate, from cuntre + faire to make, from Latin facere more at do Date: 14th century 1. made in imitation of… …

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  • 17 counterfeit — coun|ter|feit1 [ˈkauntəfıt US tər ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: , past participle of contrefaire to copy , from contre ( COUNTER ) + faire to make ] made to look exactly like something else, in order to deceive people = ↑fake… …

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  • 18 counterfeit — I UK [ˈkaʊntə(r)fɪt] / US [ˈkaʊntərˌfɪt] adjective counterfeit bank notes, products, tickets etc are illegal copies made in order to trick people counterfeit £50 notes II UK [ˈkaʊntə(r)fɪt] / US [ˈkaʊntərˌfɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms… …

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  • 19 counterfeit — counterfeiter, n. counterfeitly, adv. counterfeitness, n. /kown teuhr fit /, adj. 1. made in imitation so as to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; not genuine; forged: counterfeit dollar bills. 2. pretended; unreal: counterfeit …

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  • 20 counterfeit — coun|ter|feit1 [ kauntər,fıt ] adjective counterfeit money, products, tickets, etc. are illegal copies made in order to trick people: counterfeit $100 bills counterfeit coun|ter|feit 2 [ kauntər,fıt ] verb transitive to make an illegal copy of… …

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