pretend


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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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References in classic literature ?
Compared with the meaner poets the greater are the cleaner, and Chaucer was probably safer than any other English poet of his time, but I am not going to pretend that there are not things in Chaucer which a boy would be the better for not reading; and so far as these words of mine shall be taken for counsel, I am not willing that they should unqualifiedly praise him.
Let's pretend there's a way of getting through into it, somehow, Kitty.
But Mak still pretends to be sulky, and will not let him come near the child.
Pretend play, in particular, affords multiple developmental benefits.
I am either going over conversations I have already had (reliving funny moments, going over tricky moments, remembering flirty moments), having imaginary fantastical conversations (talking to my pretend wedding planner about my over-the-top nuptials to Idris Elba, planning what to say at my job interview to be Beyonce's Wholesale Glitter Buyer, accepting my award for winning tennis at that Wimbledon) or having pretend arguments with 'I might about nuptials ?
have partnered on the launch of three new interactive apps based on Silver Dolphin Books' popular Pretend and Play book series.
Pretend play in childhood; foundation of adult creativity.
London, July 2 ( ANI ): 1 in 3 men pretend to look more intelligent and cultured than they really are, a new study revealed.
Just pretend the unfinished demolition isn't there.
Mr Cameron and his heiress wife have more money than most families could dream of and to pretend otherwise is ludicrous.
Summary: Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler play a pretend couple getting ready for a divorce in the romantic comedy, Just Go With It.
The monthly outgo of the pretend buyer remains the same.
The poem reminds me of how, when I was very young, I liked to pretend that tiny creatures lived inside the radio.
It emphasizes the relationship between pretend play and the cognitive and affective development of young children, and highlights children's need to experience high-quality talk and their engagement in narrative through story making.
BETWEEN wrecked disco balls and discarded kazoos hides hot new Teesside band MY PRETEND ORCHESTRA, boldly playing pop songs through an inventory of pocket grooves and assorted mix tapes.