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pretend

verb [I, T]
 
 
/prɪˈtend/
B2 to behave as if something is true when it is not: [+ (that)] I can't pretend that I like him. [+ to do sth] Were you just pretending to be interested? She's not really hurt - she's only pretending.Faking and pretending
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