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affect is a synonym of pretend

verb [ uh-fekt ]

affect is another word for pretend

✅  Pretend and affect both refer to creating a false appearance.

✅  Pretend can be playful and less formal, and means to play a certain part, or portray a characteristic that isn’t real (She pretended to be sick), while affect is more purposeful, and means to create the appearance of certain qualities so that you can impress other people (He affected respect).

✅  Affect can also mean to adopt something in a conscious way (She affected a British accent). While this is a kind of pretense, and is part of how a person wants to present themselves, it’s usually more long-term than pretending something.

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originate is a synonym of invent

verb [ uh-rij-uh-neyt ]

originate is another word for invent

✅  Invent is the perfect word to describe creating a new ‘thing’, like a new machine or a new dish (She invented a new device for opening cans).

✅  Originate works best to refer to starting something new, like a new method or role (He originated a new way of using the can-opener).

✅  In casual speech, people often use invent synonymously with originate (They invented a new variation on poker), but it’s better to use originate when you’re referring to things that other people can expand on and develop, like ideas and concepts (The council’s presentation originated new ideas from the public about the potential uses of the community center space).

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kinship is a synonym of relationship

noun [ kin-ship ]

kinship is another word for relationship

✅  Both kinship and relationship refer to connections between people.

✅  Relationship can be used for all kinds of connections between people, including those based on birth, marriage, friendship, or mentorship.

✅  Relationship is most often used to refer to romantic connections between people. The phrase in a relationship almost always means that you are connected with someone romantically. Other kinds of relationships are usually specified with some sort of qualifier (They had a professional relationship).

✅  Kinship often suggests a blood relationship, but it is also sometimes used to refer to a strong sympathy between people or in the context of chosen family (There was an immediate sense of kinship between them). It’s not the right word for romantic relationships.

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