give an appearance of sth that is not true, with the intention of deceiving
"it was just pretend"
"the make-believe world of theater"
"dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
"He feigned that he was ill"
"He shammed a headache"
"She's just acting"
"pretend the title of King"
"I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"
"I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
"She makes like an actress"
"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"
Occasionally I play a game of pretend in this hut..imagining it to be the palace in Jundapur.
出自： P. Scott
Poor, petty, pitiful persons who pretended themselves princes.
出自： T. Fuller
误 She pretended reading a novel when I came into the room.
正 She pretended to be reading a novel when I came into the room.
误 When his mother came in, he pretended to do his homework.
正 When his mother came in, he pretended to be doing his homework.