What is pretend?

  • (adj): Imagined as in a play.
    Example: "Dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
    Synonyms: make-believe
    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 ...
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 Girl on May 19 ... 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 ... "Time to Pretend" was also used on the Exitosos Pells (Argentine TV) in Chapter 100, showing bloopers from the series ...
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 ... bases all over the world would tune in to "Let's Pretend with Uncle Russ" on Saturday mornings ...
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' ...
Russian Political Jokes - Soviet Union - Communism
... 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 ...

More definitions of "pretend":

  • (verb): State insincerely.
    Synonyms: profess
  • (verb): Put forward a claim and assert right or possession of.
    Example: "Pretend the title of King"
  • (noun): The enactment of a pretense.
    Example: "It was just pretend"
    Synonyms: make-believe
  • (verb): Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like.
    Synonyms: make, make believe
  • (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): Behave unnaturally or affectedly.
    Synonyms: dissemble, act

Famous quotes containing the word pretend:

    Small children do not pretend to be sick.
    Chinese proverb.

    He suggested that there might be men of genius in the lowest grades of life, however permanently humble and illiterate, who take their own view always, or do not pretend to see at all; who are as bottomless even as Walden Pond was thought to be, though they may be dark and muddy.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)