faken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fake +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

faken (third-person singular simple present fakens, present participle fakening, simple past and past participle fakened)

  1. (rare, nonstandard, transitive) To make fake; to fake

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English fake.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛɪ̯kən/, /ˈfeːkən/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

faken (weak, third-person singular present fakt or (proscribed) faket, past tense fakte or (proscribed) fakete, past participle gefakt or (proscribed) gefaket or (proscribed) gefaked, auxiliary haben)

  1. (film, media, social media) to fake
  2. (informal) to fake (in general)

Usage notes[edit]

  • As with other verbs of English origin where ‹a›, ‹i› correpond to [ɛɪ̯], [aɪ̯], the conjugated forms commonly (but unofficially) retain the -e- (as faket, fakete etc.). The past participle is often also spelt gefaked.

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Further reading[edit]

  • faken” in Duden online
  • faken” in OpenThesaurus.de

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German vā̆ken, vā̆kene, from Middle Low German vak (room, space, interval). Cognate with Dutch vaak (often), German Fach (compartment, division).

Adverb[edit]

faken

  1. often, frequently