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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. archaic 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
1. 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
1. 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
1. fake, copy, forge, imitate, simulate, sham, fabricate, feign He is alleged to have counterfeited video cassettes.

counterfeit

verb
1. To make a fraudulent copy of:
2. To take on or give a false appearance of:
Idiom: make believe.
3. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of:
4. To contrive and present as genuine:
adjective
Fraudulently or deceptively imitative:
noun
A fraudulent imitation:
Translations
namaakvervals
زائِف، مُقَلَّدمُزيَّف، مُزوَّريَتَظاهَر، يَدَّعـييُزيِّف، يُزوِّر
falešnýpadělanýpadělatpředstírat
falskforfalskeforfalsketgive falsk indtrykhykle
jäljitelmäjäljiteltyvääräväärennettyväärennös
falsafalsaîuróektaòykjast
nuduotipadirbtaspadirbtisuklastotassuklastoti
izliktiesliekuļotneīstsviltotviltots
…gibi görünmekbasmakhakiki olmayansahtetaklit

counterfeit

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

counterfeit

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

counterfeit

adjgefälscht; (fig)falsch; counterfeit money/coinsFalschgeld nt
nFälschung f
vtfälschen; (fig)vortäuschen

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 ?
Gentlemen are sometimes seized with sudden fits of admiration for the young relatives of ladies whom they honor with their regard, but this counterfeit philoprogenitiveness sits uneasily upon them, and does not deceive anybody a particle.
At this favorable moment the counterfeit conjurers disappeared.
There is something so massive, stable, and almost irresistibly imposing in the exterior presentment of established rank and great possessions, that their very existence seems to give them a right to exist; at least, so excellent a counterfeit of right, that few poor and humble men have moral force enough to question it, even in their secret minds.
But, alas, it was again the case of the honest merchant, who finds that the genuine and unadulterated article is driven to the wall by the artistic counterfeit.
He could get the shadow, the sham, the base counterfeit of that meal; but it would do him no good, and money could not buy the reality.
I told him I had an old slick counterfeit quarter that warn't no good because the brass showed through the silver a little, and it wouldn't pass nohow, even if the brass didn't show, because it was so slick it felt greasy, and so that would tell on it every time.
He sprung his secret about Huck's share in the adventure in the finest dramatic manner he was master of, but the surprise it occasioned was largely counterfeit and not as clamorous and effusive as it might have been under happier circumstances.
It carried her through weary months of nursing --nursing of other soldiers for Tom's dear sake; it sent her home a better woman; and though she had never left Riverboro in all the years that lay between, and had grown into the counterfeit presentment of her sister and of all other thin, spare, New England spinsters, it was something of a counterfeit, and underneath was still the faint echo of that wild heart- beat of her girlhood.
I scorn the counterfeit sentiment you offer: yes, St.
His honour had further observed, "that a female YAHOO would often stand behind a bank or a bush, to gaze on the young males passing by, and then appear, and hide, using many antic gestures and grimaces, at which time it was observed that she had a most offensive smell; and when any of the males advanced, would slowly retire, looking often back, and with a counterfeit show of fear, run off into some convenient place, where she knew the male would follow her.
For the love of God," said Sancho, "be careful, your worship, how you give yourself those knocks on the head, for you may come across such a rock, and in such a way, that the very first may put an end to the whole contrivance of this penance; and I should think, if indeed knocks on the head seem necessary to you, and this business cannot be done without them, you might be content -as the whole thing is feigned, and counterfeit, and in joke- you might be content, I say, with giving them to yourself in the water, or against something soft, like cotton; and leave it all to me; for I'll tell my lady that your worship knocked your head against a point of rock harder than a diamond.
Attempts so extravagant as these to disfigure or, it might rather be said, to metamorphose the object, render it necessary to take an accurate view of its real nature and form: in order as well to ascertain its true aspect and genuine appearance, as to unmask the disingenuity and expose the fallacy of the counterfeit resemblances which have been so insidiously, as well as industriously, propagated.