pass for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theypass for
he/she/itpasses for
present participlepassing for
past tensepassed for
past participlepassed for

or pass as

  1. pass for someone/something to be accepted, wrongly, as being a particular type of person or thing

    He’s nearly forty, but he could pass for twenty-five.

    the slogans and name-calling that pass for political debate these days

See also main entry: pass