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pretend

See definition of pretend on Dictionary.com
  • verbfake, falsify
  • verbplay the part of

synonyms for pretend

  • assume
  • bluff
  • feign
  • fool
  • impersonate
  • profess
  • purport
  • put on
  • act
  • affect
  • allege
  • beguile
  • cheat
  • claim
  • counterfeit
  • cozen
  • deceive
  • delude
  • dissemble
  • dissimulate
  • dupe
  • fish
  • fudge
  • hoodwink
  • jazz
  • jive
  • malinger
  • masquerade
  • mislead
  • sham
  • simulate
  • stonewall
  • sucker
  • whitewash
  • be deceitful
  • be hypocritical
  • claim falsely
  • fake out
  • lay claim
  • let on
  • make out
  • pass off
  • pass oneself off as
  • put up a front
  • shuck and jive
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antonyms for pretend

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  • deny
  • reveal
  • tell truth
  • tell truth
  • stop
  • reverse
  • oppose
  • differ
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How to use pretend in a sentence

Let’s pretend that politicians wake up and don’t reopen restaurants and we avoid a big wave in March.
WHY OPENING RESTAURANTS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE CORONAVIRUS WANTS US TO DOCAROLINE CHENFEBRUARY 6, 2021PROPUBLICA
After a certain point, you can’t even pretend that you have control.
THIS IS HOW WE LOST CONTROL OF OUR FACESKAREN HAOFEBRUARY 5, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
We should not pretend that the Facebook Oversight Board is more than a McGuffin designed to distract us from serious issues.
FACEBOOK'S "OVERSIGHT BOARD" IS A SHAM. THE ANSWER TO THE CAPITOL RIOT IS REGULATING SOCIAL MEDIAMARIA RESSAJANUARY 28, 2021TIME
It’s terrible, and you constantly have to pretend you like it.
WHY YOU DON'T FEEL AS FULFILLED FROM YOUR JOB AS YOU THINK YOU SHOULDELIANA DOCKTERMANJANUARY 25, 2021TIME
I wasn’t, but I pretended otherwise, just to see if Pennyroyal Station followed through on requests.
LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, PENNYROYAL STATION IS THERE FOR YOUTOM SIETSEMAJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
On the open road it was easy to pretend life was back to normal.
IN BIG SKY COUNTRY, A PANDEMIC-ERA FLY-FISHING GETAWAYCARL FINCKEJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The breach would be knowing the only way to ensure domestic tranquility is to establish justice, but pretending we can address the nation’s wounds with simplistic calls for unity.
'WE MUST HAVE A THIRD RECONSTRUCTION.' READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE REV. WILLIAM J. BARBER II'S SERMON AT THE INAUGURAL PRAYER SERVICEWILLIAM J. BARBER IIJANUARY 21, 2021TIME
He pretended that he loved her and told her that he loved her.
THE LAST TIME A WOMAN WAS EXECUTED FOR A FEDERAL CRIME, A KIDNAPPING RIVETED THE NATIONSAMANTHA SCHMIDTJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For our example, let’s pretend we’re doing research on the topics we should include in our product pages and listings for microspikes.
HOW TO USE XPATH EXPRESSIONS TO ENHANCE YOUR SEO AND CONTENT STRATEGYBRAD MCCOURTJANUARY 11, 2021SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
They sat at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk and pretended to talk on her phone.
WE LOVE YOU. YOU’RE VERY SPECIAL. GO HOME.ALEXANDRA PETRIJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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