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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 ?
The Mohican started on his feet, and shook his shaggy covering, as though the animal he counterfeited was about to make some desperate effort.
Using shot for money was a good thing for the government; the metal cost nothing, and the money couldn't be counterfeited, for I was the only person in the kingdom who knew how to manage a shot tower.
True, the knife would not cut anything, but it was a "sure-enough" Barlow, and there was inconceivable grandeur in that -- though where the Western boys ever got the idea that such a weapon could possibly be counterfeited to its injury is an imposing mystery and will always remain so, perhaps.
It was a great jest of his, I recollect, to pretend that he couldn't keep his teeth from chattering, whenever mention was made of an Alguazill in connexion with the adventures of Gil Blas; and I remember that when Gil Blas met the captain of the robbers in Madrid, this unlucky joker counterfeited such an ague of terror, that he was overheard by Mr.
On leaving Bazin, Friquet started off to the Palais Royal, where he arrived at the moment of the turning out of the regiment of guards; and as he had only gone there for the enjoyment of seeing it and hearing the music, he took his place at their head, beating the drum on two pieces of slate and passing from that exercise to that of the trumpet, which he counterfeited quite naturally with his mouth in a manner which had more than once called forth the praises of amateurs of imitative harmony.
She seemed somewhat puzzled; and, at last, looking up with an admirably counterfeited air of naivete, she demanded, "Does Monsieur think I am telling an untruth?
This fellow Hayes had shod his horses with shoes which counterfeited the tracks of cows.
For years and years, he had never once crossed that threshold at his own slow pace, but with a footfall counterfeited for her ear; and never had he, when his heart was heaviest, forgotten the light tread that was to render hers so cheerful and courageous!