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Overview of noun pretending

The noun pretending has 1 sense

Overview of verb pretend

The verb pretend has 6 senses

  • feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble -- (make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache")

  • dissemble, pretend, act -- (behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting")

  • pretend -- (put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King")

  • guess, venture, pretend, hazard -- (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")

  • make, pretend, make believe -- (represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress")

  • profess, pretend -- (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")