pass as

phrasal verb

passed as; passing as; passes as
: to cause people to believe that one is (someone or something that one is not)
He thought he could pass as an adult.
: to be accepted or regarded as (something)
the ancient practices that once passed as science

Examples of pass as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The permanent 3% cap, if passed as envisioned by Mitchell’s office, would take effect after that. Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 The new law, passed as House Bill 1311, will use roughly $700 million per year that comes in over the state revenue growth limit set by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR. Nick Coltrain, The Denver Post, 1 June 2024 Some companies also make supportive black sneakers that could pass as dress shoes. Angela Haupt, TIME, 31 May 2024 The sequoias measure, if passed as is through the farm bill, would grant authority to the existing Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition — a group of federal, tribal, state and local agencies and organizations — to oversee much of the process of protecting the groves. Gillian Brassil, Sacramento Bee, 30 May 2024 Another one of Pritzker’s initiatives — originally passed as a package with the other provisions but put into a separate bill for the final votes — would ban short-term insurance plans that may be financially risky to consumers. Olivia Olander, Chicago Tribune, 25 May 2024 In the end, the Freedom Caucus sat down and allowed the Medicaid taxes to pass as Republican leaders promised to debate the initiative petition measure weakening direct in the session’s final week. Jonathan Shorman, Kansas City Star, 20 May 2024 An earlier measure to replace Stephens’ statue with one of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. failed to pass as well. Chris Morris, Fortune, 16 May 2024 It’s formulated with strand-protecting keratin and has a floral gardenia scent that could totally pass as perfume. Sanah Faroke, Travel + Leisure, 15 May 2024

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“Pass as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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