Meaning of pretend

Definition of pretend

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

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