Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

To pretend to do or feel something



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



to pretend that something has happened when it has not



to pretend to feel or think something



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



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



to pretend to have a particular feeling

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day


old and no longer in good condition

Open Dictionary

dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog