Synonyms for pretendprɪˈtɛnd
the enactment of a pretense
imagined as in a play
feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble(verb)
make believe with the intent to deceive
bear upon, make believe, mask, touch, cloak, touch on, strike, dissemble, move, assume, involve, pretend, venture, simulate, impress, affect, hazard, feign, act, impact, sham, guess, profess, bear on, regard, make
dissemble, pretend, act(verb)
behave unnaturally or affectedly
put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
guess, venture, pretend, hazard(verb)
put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
pretend, guess, run a risk, imagine, infer, opine, adventure, gauge, dissemble, make believe, gamble, sham, chance, reckon, suppose, embark, venture, estimate, affect, hazard, think, jeopardize, stake, act, take chances, approximate, profess, judge, take a chance, risk, make, feign
make, pretend, make believe(verb)
represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
earn, create, take in, pass water, dissemble, relieve oneself, score, lay down, pull in, progress to, prepare, get, stool, make up, hit, arrive at, cook, attain, fix, establish, seduce, defecate, urinate, work, wee, puddle, reach, take, have, pee-pee, pretend, shit, stimulate, pee, get to, construct, act, throw, hazard, form, gain, micturate, take a shit, venture, cause, realise, do, give, crap, affect, take a leak, sham, induce, hold, clear, make water, spend a penny, produce, nominate, wee-wee, ready, piss, name, guess, take a crap, draw, bring in, make believe, constitute, feign, realize, piddle, profess, ca-ca, build, make
pretend(verb)To claim, allege, especially when falsely or as a form of deliberate deception.
pretend(verb)To feign, affect (a state, quality etc.).
pretend(verb)To lay claim to (an ability, status, advantage etc.).
pretend(verb)To make oneself appear to do or be doing something; to engage in make-believe.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
The distinctive idea of assume is to take by one's own independent volition, whether well or ill, rightfully or wrongfully. One may accept an obligation or assume an authority that properly belongs to him, or he may assume an obligation or indebtedness that could not be required of him. He may assume authority or office that is his right; if he assumes what does not belong to him, he is said to arrogate or usurp it. A man may usurp the substance of power in the most unpretending way; what he arrogates to himself he assumes with a haughty and overbearing manner. One assumes the robes or insignia of office by putting them on, with or without right. If he takes to himself the credit and appearance of qualities he does not possess, he is said to affect or feign, or to pretend to, the character he thus assumes. What a debater postulates he openly states and takes for granted without proof; what he assumes he may take for granted without mention. A favorite trick of the sophist is quietly to assume as true what would at once be challenged if expressly stated. What a man claims he asserts his right to take; what he assumes he takes.
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