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Definition of pretend:

  1. Pretended.
  2. To hold out, as a false appearance; to show hypocritically; to counterfeit; to affect; to claim.
  3. To put in a claim; to hold out appearances.

Google Ngram Viewer results for pretend:

This graph shows how "pretend" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for pretend:

  1. Lancelot suggested that if we could by some means get on shore, we might obtain a boat, and late in the evening pretend to be returning in her to the ship, instead of which we might pass her and get out to sea.
  2. No, I don't pretend to know what she does with them all.
  3. You’ re not a bit good at making pretend.

Quotes for pretend:

  1. My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. - Mitch Hedberg
  2. Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going. - Christopher Morley
  3. Most people don't know that I am an accomplished dramatic actor... But I've performed in several Shakespeare productions including Hamlet, except in this version, Hamlet lives in an apartment with two women, and has to pretend he's gay so that the landlord won't evict him. - John Ritter
  4. A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar- you pretend it's not there. - Tom Stoppard
  5. Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. - Sun Tzu

Idioms for pretend:

  1. pretend that black is white
  2. pretend/ say that black is white
  3. pretend to sth
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