Pretend

  • (verb): State insincerely.
    Synonyms: profess
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pretend:

Time To Pretend - Track Listing
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Russian Political Jokes - Soviet Union - Communism
... principle 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 - 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, 2008 ... 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 Alice in ... "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
... "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":

  • (noun): The enactment of a pretense.
    Example: "It was just pretend"
    Synonyms: make-believe
  • (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"
  • (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): Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like.
    Synonyms: make, make believe

Famous quotes containing the word pretend:

    The principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised. It is a pacific substitute for civil war in which the opposing armies are counted and the victory is awarded to the larger before any blood is shed. Except in the sacred tests of democracy and in the incantations of the orators, we hardly take the trouble to pretend that the rule of the majority is not at bottom a rule of force.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    If we pretend to respect the artist at all, we must allow him his freedom of choice, in the face, in particular cases, of innumerable presumptions that the choice will not fructify. Art derives a considerable part of its beneficial exercise from flying in the face of presumptions.
    Henry James (1843–1916)

    In matters of the intellect follow your reason as far as it will take you, without regard to any other consideration... and do not pretend that conclusions are certain which are not demonstrated or demonstrable. That I take to be the agnostic faith, which if a man keep whole and undefiled, he shall not be ashamed to look the universe in the face, whatever the future may have in store for him.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)