To counterfeit something is to make a copy of it that is not authentic. It's often done to make money, to deceive people, or to damage the reputation of someone else.

  • The company is counterfeiting the product, which is why it's so dangerous.

  • The politician is counterfeiting the votes, which is why he's winning the election.

Definition of counterfeiting


To falsely produce what appears to be official or valid; to produce a forged copy of.


To produce a faithful copy of.


To feign; to mimic.


(usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.


The act of one who counterfeits.

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Example Sentences for counterfeiting

  • 1

    It was hidden in the counterfeit bills.

  • 2

    Counterfeit copies of the album exist.

  • 3

    The apparent efficiency of the Dobbs was counterfeit.

  • 4

    Adulterated and counterfeit drugs are a problem in Nigeria.

  • 5

    Counterfeit copies of the album exist also.

  • 6

    The intent of the new design was to deter counterfeiting.

  • 7

    This is not the counterfeiting page or the copyright infringement page.

  • 8

    It shows the beginnings of a counterfeit Christianity in the first century.

  • 9

    Chuck believes the crate contains the counterfeit plates.

  • 10

    Many of the counterfeit letters were sold in Canada and Britain.