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pretend



I - noun
the enactment of a pretense
- it was just pretend
Syn:
make-believe
Derivationally related forms:
make-believe (for: make-believe), make believe (for: make-believe)
Hypernyms:
pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning

II - verb
1. make believe with the intent to deceive (Freq. 12)
- He feigned that he was ill
- He shammed a headache
Syn:
feign, sham, affect, dissemble
Derivationally related forms:
dissembler (for: dissemble), dissembling (for: dissemble), pretender, pretense, pretending, sham (for: sham), shammer (for: sham), feigning (for: feign)
Hypernyms:
misrepresent, belie
Hyponyms:
play possum, take a dive, talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull,
fake, mouth
Verb Group:
make, make believe
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
2. behave unnaturally or affectedly (Freq. 10)
- She's just acting
Syn:
dissemble, act
Derivationally related forms:
act (for: act), pretender
Hyponyms:
simulate, assume, sham, feign
Verb Group:
act, behave, do
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
3. put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
- pretend the title of King
Derivationally related forms:
Pretender, pretension, pretense
Hypernyms:
claim, lay claim, arrogate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
4. 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
Syn:
guess, venture, hazard
Derivationally related forms:
hazard (for: hazard), guess (for: guess), guesser (for: guess), guessing (for: guess)
Hypernyms:
speculate
Hyponyms:
predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode,
anticipate, promise, suspect, surmise
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
5. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
- She makes like an actress
Syn:
make, make believe
Derivationally related forms:
make-believe (for: make believe)
Hypernyms:
act, play, represent
Hyponyms:
go through the motions
Verb Group:
feign, sham, affect, dissemble
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
- Somebody ----s PP (for: make)
6. 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
Syn:
profess
Hypernyms:
claim
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

III - adjective
imagined as in a play
- the make-believe world of theater
- play money
- dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish
Syn:
make-believe
Similar to:
unreal
Derivationally related forms:
make-believe (for: make-believe)

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