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pretend /prɪˈtend/ verb

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- feign, affect, allege, assume, fake, falsify, impersonate, profess, sham, simulate
- make believe, act, imagine, make up, suppose
Related Idioms: make believe
Related Words: beguile, deceive, delude, mislead, profess, purport
English Thesaurus: pretend, act, make out something, be putting it on, feign interest/surprise/ignorance/illness etc, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. pretend1 S2 W3 /prɪˈtend/ verb
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: praetendere 'to stretch out in front, make an excuse', from tendere 'to stretch']

1. [intransitive and transitive] to behave as if something is true when in fact you know it is not, in order to deceive people or for fun
pretend (that)
We can’t go on pretending that everything is OK.
Let’s pretend we’re on the moon.
pretend to do something
She pretended not to notice.
He’s not asleep – he’s just pretending.
To pretend ignorance of the situation would be irresponsible.
I can’t marry her and to pretend otherwise would be wrong.

2. [transitive usually in negatives] to claim that something is true, when it is not
pretend (that)
I can’t pretend I understand these technical terms (=I admit I do not understand them).
pretend to do/be something
The book doesn’t pretend to be for beginners.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. pretend2 adjective
imaginary or not real – used especially by children:
We sang songs around a pretend campfire.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

ADV. otherwise You know what this is all about, Natasha. Why pretend otherwise?
VERB + PRETEND can/could no longer | try to | be dishonest to, be idle to, be ridiculous to, be useless to It's useless to pretend that we might still win.
PREP. to He pretended to his boss that he'd written the article.
PHRASES go on pretending I can't go on pretending any longer.
just/only pretending Maria knew he was only pretending.
let's pretend Let's pretend it never happened.
stop pretending, there's no point in pretending

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: The government pretends to nationalize all the major industries.
GOOD: The government intends to nationalize all the major industries.

Usage Note:
pretend = behave in a way that aims to give someone a false impression: 'He got into the conference centre by pretending to be a security guard. 'She hurried past, pretending not to see me.'
intend = be planning to do something: 'As soon as the baby can be left with someone, she intends to go back to work.'

BAD: He pretends that he wasn't informed about the meeting.
GOOD: He claims that he wasn't informed about the meeting.

Usage Note:
claim = state that something is true, especially when there is no proof or evidence that it is true: 'She claims to have been a close friend of John Lennon.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

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TahlilGaran : دیکشنری آنلاین تحلیلگران (معنی pretend) | علیرضا معتمد , دیکشنری تحلیلگران , وب اپلیکیشن , تحلیلگران , دیکشنری , آنلاین , آیفون , IOS , آموزش مجازی 4.78 : 2177
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