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Translation of "pretend" - English-Spanish dictionary

pretend

verb   /prɪˈtend/
to behave as if something is true when it is not fingir, simular, hacer como si I can’t pretend that I like him. Were you just pretending to be interested?
(Definition of pretend from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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