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  Words related to pretend

Related / Similar Words: make-believe, profess, feign, sham, affect, dissemble, make, make believe, guess, venture, hazard, act

 

Definition:
  • the enactment of a pretense; "it was just 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";
  • make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache";
  • represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress";
  • 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";
  • behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She''s just acting";
  • put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King";
  • imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish";

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    Hyponyms: play possum, take a dive, bull, fake, mouth, go through the motions, predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise, suspect, surmise, simulate, assume, sham, feign

     

    Grouped Verbs: make, make believe, feign, sham, affect, dissemble, act, behave, do

     

    Derivational Morphology: make, make believe, hypocrite, dissembler, phony, phoney, pretender, pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling, imposter, impostor, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player, pretending, simulation, postiche, malingerer, skulker, make-believe, luck, fortune, chance, hazard, guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis, guesser, act, Pretender, pretension

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 假装   Dutch: voorwenden  
    Finnish: teeskennellä   French: feindre  
    German: vorgeben   Italian: fingere  
    Japanese: 振り   Korean: -인 체하다  
    Portuguese: fingir   Russian: делать вид  
    Spanish: fingir   Swedish: låtsa  
    Ukrainian: удавати  
     
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