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English definition of “make-believe”

make-believe

noun [U]    /ˈmeɪk·bəˌliv/
a state of mind in which you pretend to believe that conditions are real, esp. because that reality would be more pleasant than the actual one: Disneyland creates a world of make-believe.
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