pretend to (something)

idiom

Definition of pretend to (something)

formal
: to claim that one has (something, such as a quality or ability) She pretends to a deep religious devotion, but I don't believe her. usually used in negative statements I don't pretend to any expertise in these matters.

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“Pretend to (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretend%20to%20%28something%29. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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