What is pretend?

  • (noun): The enactment of a pretense.
    Example: "It was just pretend"
    Synonyms: make-believe
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pretend:

Let's Pretend With Uncle Russ
... Let's Pretend with Uncle Russ was a children's radio program presented by the Armed Forces Radio Service and was hosted by Russ Thompson ... at American military bases all over the world would tune in to "Let's Pretend with Uncle Russ" on Saturday mornings ...
Time To Pretend - Track Listing
... "Time to Pretend" 419 2 ... "Time to Pretend" 419 2 ... "Time to Pretend" (Clean) 420 Radio Edit Promo No ...
Russian Political Jokes - Soviet Union - Communism
... socialist economy of the period of transition to communism the authorities pretend they are paying wages, workers pretend they are working ... Alternately, "So long as the bosses pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work." This joke persisted essentially unchanged through the 1980s ...
Time To Pretend - In Popular Culture - TV and Film
... Time to Pretend" has featured in a number of TV shows, including HBO's show "Pacquiao-Hatton 24/7", Episode 2, which originally aired on April 18, 2009, the Season 1 finale of Gossip ... As for films, "Time to Pretend" has been used in the 2008 films (or in the trailers for) Sex Drive, How to Lose Friends Alienate People, 21 and Eagle Eye, an ... "Time to Pretend" was also used on the Exitosos Pells (Argentine TV) in Chapter 100, showing bloopers from the series ...
Time To Pretend
... "Time to Pretend" is the debut single (in the UK) from MGMT's album 'Oracular Spectacular', although an earlier version was released on their 'Time to Pretend EP' ...

More definitions of "pretend":

  • (verb): Behave unnaturally or affectedly.
    Synonyms: dissemble, act
  • (verb): State insincerely.
    Synonyms: profess
  • (verb): Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation.
    Example: "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
    Synonyms: guess, venture, hazard
  • (verb): Put forward a claim and assert right or possession of.
    Example: "Pretend the title of King"
  • (adj): Imagined as in a play.
    Example: "Dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
    Synonyms: make-believe
  • (verb): Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like.
    Synonyms: make, make believe

Famous quotes containing the word pretend:

    The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.
    Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

    If you’re going to write, don’t pretend to write down. It’s going to be the best you can do, and it’s the fact that it’s the best you can do that kills you.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)

    I don’t pretend to understand the Universe—it’s a great deal bigger than I am.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)