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Synonym of Pretend

Pretend Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

Moby Thesaurus
pretend
Synonyms and related words:
act, act a part, adopt, affect, aim to, allege, appropriate, arrogate, assume, attempt, attempt to, avow, bluff, challenge, claim, counterfeit, cover up, dare, dare to, dissemble, dissimulate, do a bit, dramatize, encroach, endeavor, fake, feign, four-flush, gammon, hazard, histrionize, infringe, invade, lay claim to, let on, let on like, make a pretense, make as if, make believe, make bold, make free, make like, make out, make out like, overact, play, play God, play a part, play a scene, play possum, playact, presume, pretend to, pretext, profess, protest too much, purport, put on, put on airs, represent, seek to, seize, sham, simulate, strive to, study to, take over, take the liberty, trespass, try, try and, try to, tug the heartstrings, undertake, usurp, venture, venture to, wear
  

  



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WordNet 2.0
pretend

Noun
1. the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"
(synonym) make-believe
(hypernym) pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning
(derivation) make, make believe

Verb
1. make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
(synonym) feign, sham, affect, dissemble
(hypernym) misrepresent, belie
(hyponym) play possum
(verb-group) make, make believe
(derivation) imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player
2. behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
(synonym) dissemble, act
(hyponym) simulate, assume, sham, feign
(verb-group) act, behave, do
(derivation) imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player
3. put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King"
(hypernym) claim, lay claim, arrogate
(derivation) Pretender
4. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
(synonym) guess, venture, hazard
(hypernym) speculate
(hyponym) predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise
5. represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
(synonym) make, make believe
(hypernym) act, play, represent
(hyponym) go through the motions
(verb-group) feign, sham, affect, dissemble
(derivation) make-believe
6. state insincerely; "He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt"; "She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber"; "She pretends to be an expert on wine"
(synonym) profess
(hypernym) claim

Adjective
1. imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
(synonym) make-believe
(similar) unreal

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