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