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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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We play-acted the gospels dramatically, and we made them real for the kids.
The Great Dane says: "Immediately after the game I was a little angry with myself because I felt I had play-acted a bit.
And, like her, he didn't mind showing the photographs "as the rudimentary play-acted constructions they are." The scenes were left rough so that his Victorian audience could puzzle out the myths and stories they represented.