Textual thesaurus for "pretend"

(adj) make-believe

imagined as in a play

the make-believe world of theater; play money; dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish

(noun) make-believe

the enactment of a pretense

it was just pretend

(verb) profess

state insincerely

He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt; She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber; She pretends to be an expert on wine

(verb) sham, dissemble, feign, affect

make believe with the intent to deceive

He feigned that he was ill; He shammed a headache

(verb) make, make believe

represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

She makes like an actress

(verb) guess, hazard, venture

put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again; I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

(verb) dissemble, act

behave unnaturally or affectedly

She's just acting