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Synonyms for pretend

Synonyms for pretend

to take on or give a false appearance of

to behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of

to claim or allege insincerely or falsely

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to contrive and present as genuine

to have the courage to put forward, as an idea, especially when rebuff or criticism is likely

made to imitate something else

Synonyms for pretend

the enactment of a pretense

behave unnaturally or affectedly

put forward a claim and assert right or possession of

put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

state insincerely

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imagined as in a play

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According to the Cyprus News Agency, the young woman had asked him for e1/410,000 at another time using false pretences however he did not follow through.
The trustees said: "It has been brought to [our] attention that the premises have been hired under false pretences by PRC Cambridge.
Chase claim Mr Drumm ran up a huge credit card bill under false pretences and false representations.
He told peers: "If, like Lord Laid-law, you give cast iron undertakings to the House of Lords Appointments Commission that you will immediately become resident for tax purpose in this country in order to get a peerage and then flagrantly dishonour them you have simply obtained a peerage under false pretences.
If this was a business it would collapse, or all would be sacked for taking money under false pretences.
Vinicio Luna, a retired army general, dominated headlines in his homeland this week after he was accused of seeking to obtain visas under false pretences for two men ahead of Thursday's 1-0 friendly defeat by Japan in Oita.
Each year a large number of women from Brazil, Colombia and the Dominican Republic are trafficked to Suriname under false pretences and subsequently exploited for prostitution.
It wasn't Brown who led the country into a war with Iraq under false pretences and it wasn't Blair who got the British economy into some semblance of order.
The other Welsh teams in the Celtic League use the term 'regional' under false pretences as they are no more than stand-alone clubs.
Come on,Charlie,even if you firmly believe Berti took money under false pretences when he was well past his prime, it doesn't mean you have to blank him.
This is the biggest con in the history of government and they should be taken to court for fraud and false pretences.
If a club is found to be getting Lottery cash under false pretences, its grant could be taken away.
A 42-year-old woman was arrested in the Famagusta district for taking jewellery and other valuables at three stores under false pretences, said police.
Her dependence on Cllr Fahy sparked a wave of sympathy when he was convicted last year of obtaining money by false pretences from Galway County Council.
IT defies belief that having conspired with George Bush to criminally invade Iraq on false pretences and with ulterior motives, Tony Blair in a blaze of publicity converts to Roman Catholicism.