Counterfeit meaning

kountər-fĭt
To carry on a deception; dissemble.
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Counterfeit is defined as an imitation or forgery.

An example of counterfeit is a one hundred dollar bill made at home.

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To make fraudulent copies of something valuable.
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Made in imitation of what is genuine with the intent to defraud.

A counterfeit dollar bill.

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Simulated; feigned.
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Made in imitation of something genuine so as to deceive or defraud; forged.

Counterfeit money.

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A fraudulent imitation or facsimile.
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Pretended; sham; feigned.

Counterfeit sorrow.

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(obs.) An impostor; cheat.
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To make an imitation of (money, pictures, etc.), usually in order to deceive or defraud.
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To pretend; feign.
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To resemble (something) closely.
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To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art).
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False, especially of money; intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine.

This counterfeit watch looks like the real thing, but it broke a week after I bought it.

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Assuming the appearance of something; deceitful; hypocritical.
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A non-genuine article; a fake.
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One who counterfeits; a counterfeiter.
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1590Edmund Spenser, Faerie Queene Book III, canto VIII.

Even Nature's self envied the same, / And grudged to see the counterfeit should shame / The thing itself.

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To falsely produce what appears to be official or valid; to produce a forged copy of.

To counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc.

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(poker, usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
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To counterfeit is defined as to produce a fake version of something.

An example of counterfeit is the action taken by imposters who print their own money.

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The definition of counterfeit is fake or made in imitation.

An example of counterfeit is money that is not produced by the proper authorities.

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To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud.

Counterfeits money.

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To make a pretense of; feign.

Counterfeited interest in the story.

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Origin of counterfeit

  • Middle English countrefeten from contrefet made in imitation from Old French contrefait past participle of contrefaire to counterfeit contre- counter- faire to make (from Latin facere dhē- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Norman countrefait, from Old French contrefait.

    From Wiktionary