Meaning : The enactment of a pretense.
It was just pretend.
Synonyms : make-believe
Meaning : Put forward a claim and assert right or possession of.
Pretend the title of King.
Meaning : 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.
Synonyms : profess