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to pretend: to act, to fake, to make believe, to feign, to simulate, to masquerade
Don't pretend that you don't know what I'm talking about. Stop acting like you don't understand what I mean.

to pretend that...: to act like, to feign that...
Pretend that you're a princess; you can put a beautiful dress on and act like you really are a princess.

pretend: imaginary, false, make-believe
This is my pretend house. It's not a real one, just an imaginary one.


  • "I could never even pretend to afford one tenth of one of your companies, let alone both!"
  • "Please, just pretend I'm not here."
  • "Victims receive an e-mail pretending to be from online money-transfer service PalPay."
  • "As my 'pretend' wife you should smile and keep quiet at all times."
  • "I pretend to detest Philip Cheeter, but I'm secretly very attracted to him. In fact, I would like to meet him later by the bushes for a few drinks-"
  • "It's not fair to you for me to pretend our relationship is going to work when I know in my heart my attention is elsewhere - Europe."
  • "I want you to pretend that I am a naughty photocopier."
  • "I could pretend to be your wife."
  • "Brian : Well I know Mr. Delavigne, but that's what acting is all about, pretending that you care about things."

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