Meaning of “pass as/for sth/sb” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “pass as/for sth/sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pass as/for sth/sb

phrasal verb with pass uk /pɑːs/ us /pæs/ verb

to appear to be something or someone else, or try to make others believe that they are:

These watches are good-quality fakes, and would pass for the genuine article in a store.

(Definition of “pass as/for sth/sb” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)