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pretend

pre·tend

pretend

 
 
pronunciation:
prih tend
part of speech: verb
inflections: pretended, pretending, pretends
definition 1: to give an appearance of something being true or real when it is not true or real.
My son pretended to be sick to stay home from school.
similar words:
claim
definition 2: to imagine or make believe.
The children pretended that they were exploring the moon.
 
similar words:
imagine, suppose