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Meaning of pretend

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of
             theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water
             to catch pretend fish" [syn: {make-believe}, {pretend}]
      n 1: the enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend" [syn:
           {make-believe}, {pretend}]
      v 1: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that
           he was ill"; "He shammed a headache" [syn: {feign}, {sham},
           {pretend}, {affect}, {dissemble}]
      2: behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting" [syn:
         {dissemble}, {pretend}, {act}]
      3: put forward a claim and assert right or possession of;
         "pretend the title of King"
      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" [syn: {guess},
         {venture}, {pretend}, {hazard}]
      5: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act
         like; "She makes like an actress" [syn: {make}, {pretend},
         {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" [syn:
         {profess}, {pretend}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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