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pree tend

  • n  the enactment of a pretense
    it was just pretend
  • v  make believe with the intent to deceive
  • v  behave unnaturally or affectedly
  • v  put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
    pretend the title of King
  • v  put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
    I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong
  • v  represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
  • v  state insincerely
    She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber
    She pretends to be an expert on wine
  • s  imagined as in a play
    dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish

  • Sure, you can pretend you're offsetting Western greenhouse pollution by supposedly cleaning up a dirty coal plant in China.
  • As boys will, they fell into a game of let's pretend.
  • The website for people who like to pretend that their pets suffer injustice and oppression under the Eastern Bloc.
News & Articles

  • Oh, the little princesses
    Seventeen pretend princesses line up Wednesday to show off their royal duds after playing dress-up at a weeklong princess camp. This week’s camp is headed by Lana Hand, and a second session is set for next week.
    June 13, 2013 - The Vicksburg Post
  • Humans vs. Zombies at Darrell Shell Park on June 15
    Back by popular demand! Bring your own nerf gun and pretend you are preparing for the zombie apocalypse. In reality, we’re just chasing friends and shooting them with nerf guns. Saturday, June 15 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Darrell Shell Park. Hosted by South County Library. Submitted by Roanoke County
    June 13, 2013 - Roanoke Times
  • Marysville student suspended for pretend gun
    Marysville student suspended for pretend gun (AP) — A Marysville Middle School student was suspended for the rest of the year for pretending to shoot others students with his hands as he walked down school hallways. Assistant School Superintendent Gail Miller said the boy frightened some students as he pretended to shoot and updated his "kill count."
    June 12, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

  • Barack Obama in Pacific Daily News
    I don't want to pretend that today marks the end of our economic problems,Obama said yesterday.
  • Andy Roddick in Wimbledon
    I think the crowd's going to be electric,Roddick says. "I think it's going to be a great atmosphere, and one that I can certainly appreciate, even if it's not for me. I'm just going pretend that when they say 'C'mon, Andy', that they mean...
  • Simon Cowell in FOXNews
    I'm not going to pretend that we're even going to contemplate saving you,said Simon Cowell.

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