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pretend - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pretend

Definition
(noun) the enactment of a pretense
Synonyms : make-believe
Example Sentence
  • it was just pretend

Definition
(verb) make believe with the intent to deceive
Synonyms : affect , dissemble , feign , sham
Example Sentence
  • He feigned that he was ill
  • He shammed a headache

Definition
(verb) behave unnaturally or affectedly
Synonyms : act , dissemble
Example Sentence
  • She's just acting

Definition
(verb) put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
Example Sentence
  • pretend the title of King

Definition
(verb) put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
Synonyms : guess , hazard , venture
Example Sentence
  • I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again
  • I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

Definition
(verb) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
Synonyms : make , make believe
Example Sentence
  • She makes like an actress

Definition
(verb) state insincerely
Synonyms : profess
Example Sentence
  • He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt
  • She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber
  • She pretends to be an expert on wine

Definition
(adj) imagined as in a play
Synonyms : make-believe
Example Sentence
  • the make-believe world of theater
  • play money
  • dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish

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