Thesaurus for pretend
Pronunciation of pretend: P R IY0 T EH1 N D (prɪ'tɛnd)
Number of syllables of pretend: 2
Pronunciation Video of pretend
Definition of pretend
- (n): the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"
- (v): 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"
- (v): make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
- (v): represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
- (v): 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"
- (v): behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She''s just acting"
- (v): put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King"
- (s): imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
Examples of pretend
- I won't pretend to the level of erudition in that comment.
- We don't have to pretend we're literal dullards.
- I had to pretend that I was his moll.
- Don't pretend that I'm the recalcitrant one.
- Allen tries to pretend not to notice the princess' infatuation with him.
- But let's not pretend it's the end of the world.
- They pretend to check the damage from the storm.
- I guess you aren't the tough aesthete you pretend to be.
- I guess you 'really' aren't the tough aesthete you pretend to be.
- Now, I don't pretend to foresee the future or pre suppose.