Definition of pretend to (something)
- She pretends to a deep religious devotion, but I don't believe her.
- I don't pretend to any expertise in these matters.
: to give a false appearance of being, possessing, or performing
: to make believe : feign
: to claim, represent, or assert falsely
: imaginary, make-believe
: not genuine : mock
: being a nonfunctional imitation
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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