pretend

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Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
pretend

Third-person singular
pretends

Past tense
pretended

Past participle
pretended

Present participle
pretending

  1. If you pretend that something is true, you play that it is true but you know that it is not.
    Cameron pretended not to see young Donald till he was close beside him.
    I'll be quiet. Just pretend I'm not here.

Adjective[change]

Positive
pretend

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something is pretend, it's not real but is used for play.
    It's not a real monster. It's just pretend.
    Let's have a pretend picnic.

Related words[change]