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American English: /ˈmeɪkbəˌliv/
British English: /ˈmeɪkbɪliːv/

Translation of make-believe in Spanish:


  • 1 (fantasy) in the world of make-believe
    en el mundo de la fantasía or la imaginación
    he lives in a world of make-believe
    vive en un mundo de fantasía or de ensueño
    Example sentences
    • There's no fairy-tale involved like Midsummer Night's Dream where there's make-believe.
    • Of course all photography is illusion, all cinema make-believe.
    • I could play make-believe, pretend away all the pain.
  • 2 (pretence) don't be frightened, it's only make-believe
    no te asustes, es de mentira


  • (world/character)
    de mentira
    it's only a make-believe ghost
    es un fantasma de mentira
    he lived in his own make-believe world
    vivía en su propio mundo de fantasía or de ensueño
    Example sentences
    • Are they all totally imaginary, inspired by real people, or just an amalgam of the make-believe world and the real one?
    • She threw my make-believe corpse into a real open grave while I haunted.
    • He faced a little bush and lifted his make-believe gun.
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