Translations for pretendprɪˈtɛnd

1

pretend(verb)

to make believe that something is true, in play

Let's pretend that this room is a cave!; Pretend to be a lion!; He wasn't really angry; – he was only pretending.

2

pretend(verb)

to try to make it appear (that something is true), in order to deceive

He pretended that he had a headache; She was only pretending to be asleep; I pretended not to understand.

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