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British pronunciation/pɹɪtˈɛnd/
American pronunciation/pɹiˈtɛnd/
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to act in a specific way in order to make others believe that something is the case when actually it is not so

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to pretend definition and meaning
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behave unnaturally or affectedly

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represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

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put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

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state insincerely

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put forward a claim and assert right or possession of

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the enactment of a pretense

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imagined as in a play

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The spy pretended to be a tourist while gathering information in a foreign country.
She pretended to be interested in the conversation to avoid hurting her friend's feelings.
He pretended to enjoy the meal, even though it didn't taste good, to avoid causing offense.
Sometimes, pretending to be confident can help overcome nervousness in social situations.
The perfidious diplomat pretended friendship while secretly plotting against the alliance.
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