pretendverb [I]uk /prɪˈtend/ us /prɪˈtend/
- She'll pretend that she hasn't seen us - you watch.
- Just for a laugh, I pretended that I'd forgotten it was his birthday.
- He isn't really angry - he's just pretending.
- She sidled past him, pretending that she had not seen him.
- He even tried to pretend he was a film star's son - can you believe it?
pretendadjectiveuk /prɪˈtend/ us /prɪˈtend/