- to claim that or act as if something is different from what it actually is, often incorrectly and knowingly
- Don't pretend you didn't know about this!
Etymology: From pretendre (French: prétendre (false friend)), from prítendere.
- Dutch: voorwenden, doen alsof
- French: feindre, faire semblant
- German: vorgeben
- Italian: fingere
- Spanish: fingir
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