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Synonyms for play-act

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

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Then he had her play-act a scene from Cyrano de Bergerac, the play by Edmond Rostand about a man with an unspeakably large nose whose words and honor win the heart of the lovely Roxanne.
People want them to behave better and play-act less, but the truth is most people begrudge what footballers earn.
People are today encouraged to play-act to get their team an advantage.
But the Scot conceded Ronaldo would play-act early in his career.
We're quick to jump down the throats of ``foreigners'' who play-act and dive.