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coun·ter·feit

 (koun′tər-fĭt′)
v. coun·ter·feit·ed, coun·ter·feit·ing, coun·ter·feits
v.tr.
1. To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud: counterfeits money.
2. To make a pretense of; feign: counterfeited interest in the story.
v.intr.
1. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
2. To make fraudulent copies of something valuable.
adj.
1. Made in imitation of what is genuine with the intent to defraud: a counterfeit dollar bill.
2. Simulated; feigned: "'You don't understand,' Morrison said with counterfeit patience" (Stephen King).
n.
A fraudulent imitation or facsimile.

[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; see dhē- in Indo-European roots).]

coun′ter·feit′er n.

counterfeit

(ˈkaʊntəfɪt)
adj
1. made in imitation of something genuine with the intent to deceive or defraud; forged
2. simulated; sham: counterfeit affection.
n
3. an imitation designed to deceive or defraud
4. an impostor; cheat
vb
5. (tr) to make a fraudulent imitation of
6. (intr) to make counterfeits
7. to feign; simulate
8. (tr) to imitate; copy
[C13: from Old French contrefait, from contrefaire to copy, from contre-counter- + faire to make, from Latin facere]
ˈcounterfeiter n

coun•ter•feit

(ˈkaʊn tərˌfɪt)

adj.
1. made in imitation with intent to deceive; not genuine; forged.
2. pretended; unreal: counterfeit grief.
n.
3. an imitation intended to be passed off as genuine; forgery.
v.t.
4. to make a counterfeit of; forge.
5. to resemble.
6. to simulate.
v.i.
7. to make counterfeits, as of money.
8. to feign; dissemble.
[1250–1300; Middle English countrefet false, forged < Anglo-French cuntrefet, Old French contrefait, past participle of conterfere to copy, imitate =conter- counter- + fere to make, do « Latin facere (see fact)]
coun′ter•feit`er, n.
syn: See false.

counterfeit


Past participle: counterfeited
Gerund: counterfeiting

Imperative
counterfeit
counterfeit
Present
I counterfeit
you counterfeit
he/she/it counterfeits
we counterfeit
you counterfeit
they counterfeit
Preterite
I counterfeited
you counterfeited
he/she/it counterfeited
we counterfeited
you counterfeited
they counterfeited
Present Continuous
I am counterfeiting
you are counterfeiting
he/she/it is counterfeiting
we are counterfeiting
you are counterfeiting
they are counterfeiting
Present Perfect
I have counterfeited
you have counterfeited
he/she/it has counterfeited
we have counterfeited
you have counterfeited
they have counterfeited
Past Continuous
I was counterfeiting
you were counterfeiting
he/she/it was counterfeiting
we were counterfeiting
you were counterfeiting
they were counterfeiting
Past Perfect
I had counterfeited
you had counterfeited
he/she/it had counterfeited
we had counterfeited
you had counterfeited
they had counterfeited
Future
I will counterfeit
you will counterfeit
he/she/it will counterfeit
we will counterfeit
you will counterfeit
they will counterfeit
Future Perfect
I will have counterfeited
you will have counterfeited
he/she/it will have counterfeited
we will have counterfeited
you will have counterfeited
they will have counterfeited
Future Continuous
I will be counterfeiting
you will be counterfeiting
he/she/it will be counterfeiting
we will be counterfeiting
you will be counterfeiting
they will be counterfeiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been counterfeiting
you have been counterfeiting
he/she/it has been counterfeiting
we have been counterfeiting
you have been counterfeiting
they have been counterfeiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been counterfeiting
you will have been counterfeiting
he/she/it will have been counterfeiting
we will have been counterfeiting
you will have been counterfeiting
they will have been counterfeiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been counterfeiting
you had been counterfeiting
he/she/it had been counterfeiting
we had been counterfeiting
you had been counterfeiting
they had been counterfeiting
Conditional
I would counterfeit
you would counterfeit
he/she/it would counterfeit
we would counterfeit
you would counterfeit
they would counterfeit
Past Conditional
I would have counterfeited
you would have counterfeited
he/she/it would have counterfeited
we would have counterfeited
you would have counterfeited
they would have counterfeited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterfeit - a copy that is represented as the originalcounterfeit - a copy that is represented as the original
imitation - something copied or derived from an original
Verb1.counterfeit - make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
Adj.1.counterfeit - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
false - not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery"
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"

counterfeit

adjective
fake, copied, false, forged, imitation, bogus, simulated, sham, fraudulent, feigned, spurious, ersatz, phoney or phony (informal), pseud or pseudo (informal) He admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency.
fake real, original, genuine, authentic, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), good
noun
fake, copy, reproduction, imitation, sham, forgery, phoney or phony (informal), fraud Levi Strauss says counterfeits of the company's jeans are flooding Europe.
fake the real thing, the real McCoy
verb
fake, copy, forge, imitate, simulate, sham, fabricate, feign He is alleged to have counterfeited video cassettes.
Translations

counterfeit

[ˈkaʊntəfiːt]
A. ADJ (= false) → falsificado
B. Nfalsificacion f; (= coin) → moneda f falsa; (= note) → billete m falso
C. VTfalsificar

counterfeit

[ˈkaʊntərfɪt]
n (= document, article) → faux m, contrefacon f
vt [+ goods, document] → contrefaire
to counterfeit money → fabriquer de la fausse monnaie
adjfaux*(fausse)

counterfeit

adjgefalscht; (fig)falsch; counterfeit money/coinsFalschgeld nt
nFalschung f
vtfalschen; (fig)vortauschen

counterfeit

[ˈkaʊntəfɪt]
1. adjcontraffatto/a, falsificato/a, falso/a; (money) → falso/a
2. nfalso, contraffazione f; (coin) → moneta falsa

counterfeit

(ˈkauntəfit) adjective
1. copied or made in imitation especially with a dishonest purpose. counterfeit money.
2. not genuine or not real.
verb
1. to make a copy of for dishonest purposes. to counterfeit banknotes.
2. to pretend. She counterfeited friendship.
References in classic literature ?
This jail was a Noah's ark of the city's crime--there were murderers, "hold-up men" and burglars, embezzlers, counterfeiters and forgers, bigamists, "shoplifters," "confidence men," petty thieves and pickpockets, gamblers and procurers, brawlers, beggars, tramps and drunkards; they were black and white, old and young, Americans and natives of every nation under the sun.
“There's the counterfeiters,” returned the magistrate, “as they were caught in the act, I think it likely that they’ll be indicted, in which case it’s probable they’ll be tried.