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pretending, present participle; pretended, past tense; pretends, 3rd person singular present; pretended, past participle;
  1. Not really what it is represented as being; used in a game or deception
    • - the children are pouring out pretend tea for the dolls
  1. Speak and act so as to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not
    • - I closed my eyes and pretended I was asleep
    • - she turned the pages and pretended to read
  2. Engage in a game or fantasy that involves supposing something that is not the case to be so
    • - children pretending to be grown-ups
  3. Give the appearance of feeling or possessing (an emotion or quality); simulate
    • - she pretended a greater surprise than she felt
  4. Lay claim to (a quality or title)
    • - he cannot pretend to sophistication

  1. make-believe: imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
  2. feign: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
  3. make-believe: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"
  4. dissemble: behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
  5. put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King"
  6. guess: 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"
  7. make: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
  8. profess: 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"
  9. (pretended) assumed: adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
  10. (pretending) pretense: the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
  11. In and Out of Love is the debut album of American R&B singer Cheri Dennis, issued by Bad Boy/Atlantic Records. It was exclusively released through the iTunes Store on November 13, 2007, with the physical album made available on February 26, 2008. ...
  12. "Pretend" is a popular song, written in 1952 by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman, and Frank Levere.
  13. (Pretending (Al Sherman song)) "Pretending" is a song with music and lyrics by Al Sherman and Marty Symes. It was recorded by Andy Russell with the Paul Weston Orchestra (Capitol), Bing Crosby (singing) and Les Paul playing lead guitar (Decca) and Kate Smith (Columbia) among others. ...
  14. To claim, allege, especially when falsely or as a form of deliberate deception. [from 14th c.]; To feign, affect (a state, quality etc.). [from 15th c.]; To lay claim to (an ability, status, advantage etc.). [from 15th c. ...
  15. (1) (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, are held together with DH above NDH and DFOrces NDH to bend with it into a [B^] twice. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - hypocrite. ...
  16. [ pri ténd ] verb act as if something were true
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  18. to portend; To intend