pretend to (something)

Definition of pretend to (something)

formal

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

pretendplay
  1. :  to give a false appearance of being, possessing, or performing

    :  to make believe :  feign

    :  to claim, represent, or assert falsely

  1. :  imaginary, make-believe

    :  not genuine :  mock

    :  being a nonfunctional imitation

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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