something false or made to appear other than it is; a person who makes deceitful pretenses
- "This diamond necklace is a fake."
- "The doctor who claimed he had a cure for the cold turned out to be a fake."
to prepare or make (something deceptive or fraudulent); to pretend or simulate; to trick or deceive (an opponent) by making a fake
- "The company faked their books so the IRS could not see their actual earnings."
- "The newspaper's story was faked a bit to make it sound more interesting."
- "The running back faked out the defender with a deft move and scored a touchdown."