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We were never going to make the marriage work, so why pretend?
She closed her eyes and pretended to be asleep.
I'm sorry, but I can't just sit back and pretend it hasn't happened.
I know you hate my haircut, so it's no good pretending otherwise.
It was useless to pretend innocence.
I'm not going to pretend we achieved a lot.
I don't pretend to have all the answers.
He's never pretended to any great knowledge of art.
This is the British English definition of pretend. View American English definition of pretend.