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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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