What is pretend?

  • (verb): Make believe with the intent to deceive.
    Synonyms: feign, sham, affect, dissemble
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pretend:

Time To Pretend - Track Listing
... "Time to Pretend" 419 2 ... "Time to Pretend" 419 2 ... "Time to Pretend" (Clean) 420 Radio Edit Promo No ...
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 ... kids at American military bases all over the world would tune in to "Let's Pretend with Uncle Russ" on Saturday mornings ...
Russian Political Jokes - Soviet Union - Communism
... 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 ... 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 early trailer for the Tim Burton film ... "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): 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): State insincerely.
    Synonyms: profess
  • (noun): The enactment of a pretense.
    Example: "It was just pretend"
    Synonyms: make-believe
  • (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:

    Pockets: What color is a giraffe?
    Dallas: Well, mostly yellow.
    Pockets: And what’s the color of a New York taxi cab?
    Dallas: Mostly yellow.
    Pockets: I drove a cab in Brooklyn. I just pretend it’s rush hour in Flatbush and in I go.
    Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)

    We urgently need a debate about the best ways of supporting families in modern America, without blinders that prevent us from seeing the full extent of dependence and interdependence in American life. As long as we pretend that only poor or abnormal families need outside assistance, we will shortchange poor families, overcompensate rich ones, and fail to come up with effective policies for helping families in the middle.
    Stephanie Coontz (20th century)

    I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure—that is all that agnosticism means.
    Clarence Darrow (1857–1938)