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Definition of Pretend

Pretend

  1. To lay a claim to; to allege a title to; to claim.
  2. To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden.
  3. To hold out, or represent, falsely; to put forward, or offer, as true or real (something untrue or unreal); to show hypocritically, or for the purpose of deceiving; to simulate; to feign; as, to pretend friendship.
  4. To intend; to design; to plot; to attempt.
  5. To hold before one; to extend.
  6. To put in, or make, a claim, truly or falsely; to allege a title; to lay claim to, or strive after, something; -- usually with to.
  7. To hold out the appearance of being, possessing, or performing; to profess; to make believe; to feign; to sham; as, to pretend to be asleep.

Pretend Quotations

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
Mitch Hedberg

I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about. - Arthur C. Clarke
I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
Arthur C. Clarke

Even if you're unhappy, just pretend that you're happy. Eventually, your smile will be contagious to yourself. I had to learn that. I used to think, 'I'm being fake,' but you know what? Better to be fake and happy than real and miserable.
Evangeline Lilly

I'm crazy and I don't pretend to be anything else.
Rihanna

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
Sun Tzu
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Pretend Translations

pretend in Danish is foregive
pretend in Dutch is voorgeven, voorwenden, doen alsof
pretend in Portuguese is finja
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