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English definition of “pretend”

pretend

verb [I/T]    /prɪˈtend/
to behave as if something is true when you know that it is not, esp. in order to deceive people or as a game: [+ to infinitive] Tom pretends to care. [+ (that) clause] The children pretended (that) they were dinosaurs. pretend    /prɪˈtend/ adjective [not gradable] a pretend tea party
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