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To pretend to do or feel something - synonyms or related words

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

formal

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

formal

to pretend to have a particular feeling

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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