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Noun
The act of imagining
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The action of pretending or imagining that things are better than they really are
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Stage acting
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Display intended to excite admiration or applause
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Adjective
Ostensibly employed, but wasting time
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Supposed but not necessarily real or true
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Likely, capable of, or designed to, deceive
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Verb
Present participle for to make a false show or pretence of
“I cannot pretend to understand the problem.”
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Present participle for engage in an imaginative game or fantasy
“It was a huge adventure and we'd play silly games and pretend we were pirates on a quest for gold.”
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Present participle for behave so as to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not
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“They could pretend that they in fact had hands toughened by manual labor in the somewhat mythical Australian outback.”
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Going through the motions of having
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Present participle for appear to be or do something, especially falsely
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Present participle for make a show of
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Present participle for tell a fib
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Present participle for to make jokes, especially for purposes of teasing someone
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Present participle for to deceive or fool someone
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Present participle for to quibble over trivial matters
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Present participle for assume the existence of
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Present participle for act
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