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Pretend

Pre`tend´
v. t.1.To lay a claim to; to allege a title to; to claim.
[imp. & p. p. Pretended; p. pr. & vb. n. Pretending.]
Chiefs shall be grudged the part which they pretend.
- Dryden.
2.To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden.
3.To hold out, or represent, falsely; to put forward, or offer, as true or real (something untrue or unreal); to show hypocritically, or for the purpose of deceiving; to simulate; to feign; as, to pretend friendship.
4.To intend; to design; to plot; to attempt.
5.To hold before one; to extend.
v. i.1.To put in, or make, a claim, truly or falsely; to allege a title; to lay claim to, or strive after, something; - usually with to.
For to what fine he would anon pretend,
That know I well.
- Chaucer.
2.To hold out the appearance of being, possessing, or performing; to profess; to make believe; to feign; to sham; as, to pretend to be asleep.
Noun1.Pretendpretend - the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"
Synonyms: make-believe
Verb1.pretend - make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
Synonyms: dissemble, feign, sham, affect
2.pretend - behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
Synonyms: dissemble, act
3.pretend - put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King"
4.pretend - 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"
Synonyms: hazard, venture, guess
5.pretend - represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
Synonyms: make believe, make
6.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"
Synonyms: profess
Adj.1.pretend - imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
Synonyms: make-believe
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