Definition of Pretend


  • the enactment of a pretense
    "it was just pretend"
    - make believe


  • 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"
  • represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
    "She makes like an actress"
    - make believe
  • 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"
  • put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
    "pretend the title of King"
  • behave unnaturally or affectedly
    "She's just acting"
  • make believe with the intent to deceive
    "He feigned that he was ill"
    "He shammed a headache"


  • imagined as in a play
    "the make-believe world of theater"
    "play money"
    "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
    - make believe
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Unscramble pretend

102 unscramble word found using the letters pretend.

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