make a pretense of
Definition of make a pretense of
: to act or appear in a way that looks real but is false : to pretend She couldn't even make a pretense of liking him.
Word by Word Definitions
: behave, act
: to begin or seem to begin (an action)
: to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone
: the manner or style in which a thing is constructed
: the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person
: a claim made or implied
: one not supported by fact
: mere ostentation : pretentiousness
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