pretend-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: behave unnaturally (to deceive), claim, feign or act.

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] PRETEND TO NP2 NP1[agent] PRETEND (that) NP2 NP1[agent] PRETEND NP2

Should Hillary pretend to be a flight attendant?
I'm pretending to be a tiger! Rawr!
Bogus calls pretend to be the police.
Pretend (that) the world has ended.
Let's pretend!
Never pretend to a love which you do not feel.
He pretended the title of King.
Melody pretended the role of predator in The Black Forest.
I cannot pretend to know the truth.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Feigning
PropBank: pretend.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6