pretend

phonetic symbol: / priténd / 

pretend - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the enactment of a pretense
e.g.)
・it was just pretend
make-believe

[ verb ]
■ state insincerely
e.g.)
・She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber
・She pretends to be an expert on wine
profess

[ verb ]
■ make believe with the intent to deceive
affect , dissemble , feign , sham

[ verb ]
■ represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
make , make believe

[ verb ]
■ put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
e.g.)
・I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong
guess , hazard , venture

[ verb ]
■ behave unnaturally or affectedly
act , dissemble

[ verb ]
■ put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
e.g.)
・pretend the title of King

[ adjective satellite ]
■ imagined as in a play
e.g.)
・dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish
make-believe

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