Found 3 items, similar to pretend.
English → Indonesian
berpura-pura, bikin-bikin, membuat-buat, pura-pura
English → English
n : the enactment of a pretense; “it was just pretend”
v 1: make believe with the intent to deceive; “He feigned that he
; “He shammed a headache”
2: behave unnaturally or affectedly; “She's just acting”
3: put forward a claim and assert right or possession of;
“pretend the title of King”
4: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; “I
am guessing that the price of real estate will rise
; “I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong”
5: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or
act like; “She makes like an actress”
, make believe
6: state insincerely; “He professed innocence but later
admitted his guilt”
; “She pretended not to have known the
; “She pretends to be an expert on wine”
adj : imagined as in a play; “the make-believe world of theater”
; “dangling their legs in the water to
catch pretend fish”
English → English
, v. i.
1. To put in, or make, a claim, truly or falsely; to allege a
title; to lay claim to, or strive after, something; --
usually with to. “Countries that pretend to freedom.”
For to what fine he would anon pretend,
That know I well. --Chaucer.
2. To hold out the appearance of being, possessing, or
performing; to profess; to make believe; to feign; to
sham; as, to pretend to be asleep. ``[He] pretended to
drink the waters.'' --Macaulay.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pretended
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Pretending
.] [OE. pretenden to lay claim to, F.
pr['e]tendre, L. praetendere, praetentum, to stretch forward,
pretend, simulate, assert; prae before + tendere to stretch.
, v. t. ]
1. To lay a claim to; to allege a title to; to claim.
Chiefs shall be grudged the part which they pretend.
2. To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for
something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden.
Lest that too heavenly form, pretended
To hellish falsehood, snare them. --Milton.
3. To hold out, or represent, falsely; to put forward, or
offer, as true or real (something untrue or unreal); to
show hypocritically, or for the purpose of deceiving; to
simulate; to feign; as, to pretend friendship.
This let him know,
Lest, willfully transgressing, he pretend
4. To intend; to design; to plot; to attempt. [Obs.]
Such as shall pretend
Malicious practices against his state. --Shak.
5. To hold before one; to extend. [Obs.] “His target always
over her pretended.”