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pretend in AZ Dictionary

(v) To Provide a false look of; feign: "You had to imagine conformity while independently following large and dangerous nonconformism” ( Anthony Burgess).
(v) To claim or allege insincerely or falsely; profess: doesn't imagine becoming an expert.
(v) To express fictitiously in play; make-believe: pretended these people were on a cruise.
(v) To feign an action or character, as with play.
(v) to place forward a claim.
(v) In order to make pretensions: pretends to premium tastes.
(a) Informal replica; make-believe: pretend money; imagine pearls.
(a) imagined as in a play
(v) which will make yourself seem to do or be performing anything; to take part in make-believe.
(v) put forward, of a guess, regardless of feasible refutation
(v) submit a claim and assert right or control of
to carry down before one or perhaps in front; stretch forward; hence, to put before one to use it, consideration, or acceptance; offer; present.
to place ahead as a statement or an assertion; especially, to allege or declare falsely or with intent to deceive.
to place forward as reasons or reason; usage as a pretext; allege as a ground or explanation; hence, to put ahead a false look of; simulate; fake; feign.
(n) the enactment of a pretense

pretend in Community Dictionary

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  • Hyponym for "pretend"
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  • Cross Reference for "pretend"
    • imagine
  • Equivalent for "pretend"
    • unreal
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