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pretend

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It's discouraging to make a mistake, but it's humiliating when you find out you're so unimportant that nobody noticed it.
Chuck Daly
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English

Etymology

From Old French pretendre (French: prétendre (false friend)), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] prætendere.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to pretend

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pretend (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. 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!

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