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feign

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Etymology

Old French feindre to pretend, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fingere to form, shape, invent.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to feign

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to feign (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To give a mental existence to something that is not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; to pretend; to form and relate as if true.
    He feigned that he had gone home at the appointed time.
  2. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit.
    The pupil feigned sickness on the day of his exam.
  3. To dissemble; to conceal.
    Jessica feigned the fact that she had not done her homework.

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