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pretend

 
Adjective pretend has 1 sense
  1. make-believe, pretend - imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
    Antonyms: real, existent (indirect, via unreal)
Noun pretend has 1 sense
  1. make-believe, pretend - the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"
    --1 is a kind of pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning
    Derived form: verb pretend5
Verb pretend has 6 senses
  1. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble - make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
    --1 is one way to misrepresent, belie
    Derived forms: noun pretender2, noun pretense2, noun pretense1, noun pretending1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  2. dissemble, pretend, act - behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
    Derived form: noun pretender2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  3. pretend - put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King"
    --3 is one way to
    claim, lay claim, arrogate
    Derived forms: noun Pretender1, noun pretension2, noun pretense4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. guess, venture, pretend, hazard - put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
    --4 is one way to speculate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  5. make, pretend, make believe - represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
    --5 is one way to act, play, represent
    Derived form: noun pretend1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  6. profess, pretend - state insincerely; "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"
    --6 is one way to claim
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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