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Overview of verb pretend

The verb pretend has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (12) feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble

(make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache")

2. (10) dissemble, pretend, act

(behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting")

3. pretend

(put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King")

4. guess, venture, pretend, hazard

(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")

5. make, pretend, make believe

(represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress")

6. profess, pretend

(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")

Overview of adj pretended

The adj pretended has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham

(adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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