- Make believe is defined as something that is pretend or that is not real.
An example of make believe is a castle that you pretend you live in but that really doesn't exist at all.
- The definition of make believe is when you pretend that something is true or real even when it is not.
An example of make believe is when you say you are a princess, although you really are not.
A little girl plays in her make-believe castle.
- pretense; feigning
- a pretender
- Alternative form of make-believe.
- The quality or act of pretending; assuming something is true when in fact one knows it is not.