feign definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To give a false appearance of: feign sleep.
    • To portray falsely; pretend to: feign authorship of a novel.
    • To imitate in order to deceive: feign another's vocals.
    • To fabricate: feigned a reason.
    • Archaic To invent or imagine.
    • to offer a false look of: feign rest.
    • To express falsely; pretend to: feign authorship of a novel.
    • To copy to be able to deceive: feign another's sound.
    • To fabricate: feigned a justification.
    • to provide a mental existence to, regarding anything perhaps not genuine or real; to assume; to create; thus, to pretend; to form and connect as though real.
    • To express by a false look of; to pretend; to counterfeit.
    • To dissemble; to conceal.
    • Archaic To create or imagine.
    • To give a mental existence to, on some thing not genuine or actual; to imagine; to invent; ergo, to pretend; to form and relate as though real.
    • To represent by a false look of; to pretend; to counterfeit.
    • To dissemble; to hide.
    • to offer a false appearance of: feign sleep.
    • To portray falsely; pretend to: feign authorship of a novel.
    • To imitate so as to deceive: feign another's vocals.
    • To fabricate: feigned a justification.
    • Archaic To create or imagine.
    • to offer a false look of: feign rest.
    • To portray falsely; pretend to: feign authorship of a novel.
    • to offer a mental existence to, on something not genuine or real; to imagine; to invent; thus, to pretend; to create and relate as if real.
    • To represent by a false look of; to imagine; to counterfeit.
    • To imitate so as to deceive: feign another's sound.
    • To dissemble; to conceal.
    • To fabricate: feigned a justification.
    • Archaic To create or imagine.
    • to provide a mental existence to, concerning something perhaps not genuine or actual; to imagine; to create; for this reason, to pretend; to make and relate as if true.
    • To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit.
    • To dissemble; to conceal.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To pretend; dissemble.
    • To imagine; dissemble.
    • To pretend; dissemble.
    • To imagine; dissemble.
  • verb:
    • To portray by a false look of; to pretend; to counterfeit.
    • to offer a mental presence to a thing that isn't real or real; to imagine; to create; to imagine; to create and connect just as if real.
    • To dissemble; to hide.
    • To represent by a false look of; to imagine; to counterfeit.
    • To give a mental presence to something that is certainly not genuine or actual; to imagine; to create; to pretend; to form and link as though true.
    • To dissemble; to conceal.
    • make a pretence of
    • make-believe aided by the intention to deceive
    • make a pretence of
    • make-believe utilizing the intention to deceive
    • To express by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit.
    • To give a mental existence to something that is not real or actual; to assume; to create; to pretend; to create and relate just as if real.
    • To dissemble; to conceal.
    • To portray by a false look of; to imagine; to counterfeit.
    • to provide a mental presence to something that just isn't genuine or actual; to imagine; to invent; to imagine; to create and relate as if real.
    • To dissemble; to conceal.
    • make a pretence of
    • make-believe utilizing the intention to deceive
    • make a pretence of
    • make believe aided by the intention to deceive
  • others:
    • To create or imagine; complete, relate, or represent falsely or deceitfully.
    • which will make a false appearance of; counterfeit; simulate; pretend: as, to feign demise.
    • To dissemble; disguise; conceal.
    • Reflexively, to exhibit a sudden weakness; become poor or light.
    • Synonyms To impact, simulate, profess.
    • In order to make believe; practise dissimulation or untrue representation; dissemble.
    • To sing with a low voice.
    • To invent or imagine; utter, relate, or portray falsely or deceitfully.
    • to create a false appearance of; counterfeit; simulate; imagine: as, to feign demise.
    • To dissemble; disguise; conceal.
    • Reflexively, to demonstrate a rapid weakness; become weak or light.
    • Synonyms To impact, simulate, profess.
    • to create think; practise dissimulation or untrue representation; dissemble.
    • To sing with a minimal sound.
    • To create or imagine; total, relate, or express falsely or deceitfully.
    • In order to make a false look of; counterfeit; simulate; imagine: as, to feign death.
    • To dissemble; disguise; conceal.
    • Reflexively, showing a rapid weakness; become poor or faint.
    • Synonyms To impact, simulate, profess.
    • In order to make think; practise dissimulation or untrue representation; dissemble.
    • To sing with a low voice.
    • To invent or imagine; total, relate, or represent falsely or deceitfully.
    • to create a false appearance of; counterfeit; simulate; imagine: as, to feign death.
    • To dissemble; disguise; conceal.
    • Reflexively, to exhibit a-sudden weakness; become poor or light.
    • Synonyms To impact, simulate, profess.
    • In order to make believe; practise dissimulation or false representation; dissemble.
    • To sing with a reduced voice.
  • noun:
    • Dissimulation; deception; falsehood.
    • Dissimulation; deception; falsehood.
    • Dissimulation; deception; falsehood.
    • Dissimulation; deception; falsehood.

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