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:

Russian Political Jokes - Soviet Union - Communism
... of 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
... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ... "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 ... military bases all over the world would tune in to "Let's Pretend with Uncle Russ" on Saturday mornings ...
Time To Pretend - Track Listing
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More definitions of "pretend":

  • (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): State insincerely.
    Synonyms: profess
  • (adj): Imagined as in a play.
    Example: "Dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
    Synonyms: make-believe
  • (verb): Behave unnaturally or affectedly.
    Synonyms: dissemble, act
  • (verb): Put forward a claim and assert right or possession of.
    Example: "Pretend the title of King"

Famous quotes containing the word pretend:

    It is possible to make friends with our children—but probably not while they are children.... Friendship is a relationship of mutual dependence-interdependence. A family is a relationship in which some of the participants are dependent on others. It is the job of parents to provide for their children. It is not appropriate for adults to enter into parenthood recognizing they have made a decision to accept dependents and then try to pretend that their children are not dependent on them.
    Donald C. Medeiros (20th century)

    Nobody knows what the cause is,
    Though some pretend they do;
    It’s like some hidden assassin
    Waiting to strike at you.
    Childless women get it,
    And men when they retire;
    It’s as if there had to be some outlet
    For their foiled creative fire.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)

    ... when the Spaniards persecuted heretics they may have been crude, but they were not being unreasonable or unpractical. They were at least wiser than the people of to-day who pretend that it does not matter what a man believes, as who should say that the flavour and digestibility of a pudding will have nothing to do with its ingredients.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)