To counterfeit means to imitate something. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of the real product. Counterfeit products are often produced with the intent to take advantage of the superior value of the imitated product. The word counterfeit frequently describes both the forgeries of currency and documents, as well as the imitations of clothing, handbags, shoes, pharmaceuticals, aviation and automobile parts, watches, electronics, software, works of art, toys, movies. Counterfeit products tend to have fake company logos and brands. In the case of goods, it results in patent infringement or trademark infringement. Counterfeit consumer products have a ...

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  1. A non-genuine article; a fake.
  2. One who counterfeits; a counterfeiter.
  3. That which resembles another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart.
  4. An impostor; a cheat.


  1. To falsely produce what appears to be official or valid; to produce a forged copy of.
    to counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc.
  2. To produce a faithful copy of.
  3. To feign; to mimic.
    to counterfeit the voice of another person
  4. Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.


  1. False, especially of money; intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine.
    This counterfeit watch looks like the real thing, but it broke a week after I bought it.
  2. Inauthentic
  3. Assuming the appearance of something; deceitful; hypocritical.

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