pretend to (something)


: 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).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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