Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Pretend

10 September 2020 The Guardian Speedy

We have 5 answers for the crossword clue Pretend. We last saw the 'Pretend' clue in The Guardian Speedy on Sunday, 28 June 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • The enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"
  • State insincerely; "He professed innocence but later admitted his guilt"; "She pretended not to have known the suicide bomber"; "She pretends to be an expert on wine"
  • Imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
  • Make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
  • Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
  • Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
  • Put forward a claim and assert right or possession of; "pretend the title of King"
  • Behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"

Crossword Answers

5 Letters

FEIGN

Make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

LETON

Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"

7 Letters

ACTASIF

10 Letters

PUTONANACT

11 Letters

MAKEBELIEVE

Represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"

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