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pretend

verb /priˈtend/
to make believe that something is true, in play
fingir, simular
Let’s pretend that this room is a cave! Pretend to be a lion! He wasn’t really angry – he was only pretending.
to try to make it appear (that something is true), in order to deceive
fingir
He pretended that he had a headache She was only pretending to be asleep I pretended not to understand.
pretence /-s/ /priˈtens/ noun ( pretense) (an) act of pretending
pretexto
Under the pretence of friendship, he persuaded her to get into his car.
false pretences noun plural acts or behaviour intended to deceive
fraude, estafa
He got the money under false pretences.
pretentious adjective (disapproving) trying to seem more important, intelligent, or cultured than you really are in order to impress people
Pretencioso
The art gallery tends to attract lots of ghastly pretentious people.
pretentiously adverb
Pretenciosamente
(Definition of pretend from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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