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To pretend to do or feel something

pretend

verb

to behave in a particular way because you want someone to believe that something is true when it is not

fake

verb

to pretend that something has happened when it has not

simulate

verb

to pretend to feel or think something

assume

verb

to pretend to have a particular feeling or attitude

make believe

to pretend that something is real, especially in a game

put on

to pretend to have a particular feeling or a particular way of speaking or behaving

affect

verb

to behave as if you feel something that you do not or as if you are a type of person that you are not

play along

to pretend to agree with someone or something, especially in order to get what you want or avoid an argument

keep up

to continue to pretend that something is true

feign

verb

to pretend to have a particular feeling

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… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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