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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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The rule states that 'When a player introduces an appropriate transformation, other players should adapt their own definition of the pretend situation in order to incorporate it and respond in ways that confirm the conjoint plan' (Giffin, 1984, p.
I used to; pretend with my friends all of the time--we'd climb trees, be elves, sneak around stalking prey, or be in Hogwarts dormitories.
Danny's assistant, Katherine, played by Aniston, ends up taking on the role of fake wife, and one small lie leads to a pretend family on a trip to Hawaii.
Pretend buying is like a reality check for the individual.
Play that has a potential for fostering many areas of young children's social and cognitive development has the following characteristics: children create a pretend scenario by negotiating and talking with peers, and they use props in a symbolic way; and children create specific roles--and rules--for pretend behavior, and they adopt multiple themes and multiple roles.
Playing at the Empire in Middlesbrough tomorrow night, the band were formed when local legends The Romance split up, singer Mattie Chipchase went on to form Billy The Kid while the others became My Pretend Orchestra.
Keifer Sutherland: ``To pretend there are not terror cells and people working at that level across the United States is simply foolish.
Pretend play and Lexigram use may be evidence of a generalized symbolic function out of which language could have grown in the subsequent millions of years, Greenfield says.
There is no use trying to pretend that discipleship does not require some sacrifices.
The tactful thing to do is to pretend it never happened.
The Pretend and Play[R] Doctor Set holds enough medical tools to make a whole team of young "doctors" (or friends) play and learn at the same time.
Yes, there is one document called the Constitution--but we would be foolish to pretend that there are not two radically different views of that document and precious little common ground between them.
If, according to Eduardo Galeano ("Cuba Hurts," June issue), the more than seventy writers, "independent librarians," and human rights activists summarily arrested and jailed in Cuba were "pretend dissidents," are they now merely pretend prisoners?
Let's Pretend Hospital (LPH) is a program designed for first graders to help reduce the fear and anxiety they may experience if they must be hospitalized or visit the emergency room.
Noting that there is a growing body of evidence supporting the many connections between cognitive competence and high-quality pretend play, this article defines the cluster of concepts related to pretend play and cognition, and briefly synthesizes the latest research on the role of such play in children's cognitive, social, and academic development.