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Spanish translation of “pretend”

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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