pretend
noun.
the enactment of a pretense
it was just pretend
Synonym: make-believe
verb.
make believe with the intent to deceive
He feigned that he was ill|He shammed a headache
verb.
behave unnaturally or affectedly
She's just acting
Synonym: act, dissemble
verb.
put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
pretend the title of King
verb.
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
Synonym: guess, hazard, venture
verb.
represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
She makes like an actress
Synonym: make believe, make
verb.
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
Synonym: profess
adj.
imagined as in a play
the make-believe world of theater|play money|dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish
Synonym: make-believe