1. The enactment of a pretense (synset 100756843)
    "it was just pretend"
  1. Imagined as in a play (synset 301944376)
    "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
  1. Make believe with the intent to deceive (synset 200839722)
    "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
  2. Behave unnaturally or affectedly (synset 201725433)
    "She's just acting"
  3. Put forward a claim and assert right or possession of (synset 202280644)
    "pretend the title of King"
  4. Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation (synset 200918880)
    "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
  5. Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like (synset 200840203)
    "She makes like an actress"
  6. State insincerely (synset 200758694)
    "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"

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