- vt. & vi. 假装,伪装 give an appearance of sth that is not true, with the intention of deceiving
the enactment of a pretense;
"it was just pretend"
imagined as in a play;
"the make-believe world of theater"
"dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"
make believe with the intent to deceive;
"He feigned that he was ill"
"He shammed a headache"
behave unnaturally or affectedly;
"She's just acting"
put forward a claim and assert right or possession of;
"pretend the title of King"
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"
represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like;
"She makes like an actress"
"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"
- She pretends that she likes them so that she can get their help.
- The young actor pretended to be Hamlet.
- She closed her eyes and pretended to be asleep.
- Surely he doesn't pretend to any understanding of music!
- He wasn't really crying; he was only pretending.
- The time has come to stop pretending.
- When I asked her, she pretended as if she had not idea at all about it.
- She pretended,I believe, like she was poor and desperate.
- He pretended illness.
- Don't pretend ignorance.
- They pretended indifference.
- He pretended sleep when his mother called him.
- She pretended a headache so she wouldn't have to go.
- Let's pretend to be policemen.
- I don't pretend to be a scholar.
- He pretended to be ill.
- She pretends to be deaf, but hears all we are saying.
- He pretended to fall over.
- I can't pretend to judge between them.
- As he pretended not to see me,I pretended not to see him.
- It is rather too much for her to pretend to know him very well.
- I don't pretend to understand these technical terms.
- He pretends to admire me, though privately he hates me.
- We mustn't pretend to know what we don't know.
- He politely pretended not to have heard this remark.
- Cage pretended that she was asleep.
- They pretended that they were tourists.
- Her father tried to pretend that nothing unusual had happened.
- Tom pretended that he didn't know the old man.
- He wanted to pretend that he had not recognized him.
- He pretended that he has nothing to do with it.
- They pretended themselves innocent.
- pretend to (v.+prep.)
- pretend a headache 假装头痛
- pretend deafness 装聋作哑
- pretend ignorance 装作无知
- pretend illness 装病
- pretend indifference 装作不关心
- pretend sleep 假装睡觉
- pretend childishly 幼稚地装作
- pretend deliberately 故意装作
- pretend groundlessly 毫无根据地自称
- pretend irrationally 不合理地伪装
- pretend politely 有礼貌地装作
- pretend sportively 嬉戏地装作
Occasionally I play a game of pretend in this hut..imagining it to be the palace in Jundapur.出自： P. Scott
Poor, petty, pitiful persons who pretended themselves princes.出自： T. Fuller
- pretend在口语中还可接as if或like引导的从句,表示“装…的样子”,此时pretend用作系动词,从句的谓语动词要用陈述式。
- pretend, assume, feign
- 2.pretend指佯装成某身份或伪装成正在做某事,其目的是出于嬉戏或欲欺骗他人,多用在坏的意味上; assume指为了掩饰自己而“假装”“装出”,通常指表面上的装腔作势,未必含有坏的意味; feign指作为借口或理由想避免危险、困难等而“伪称”“假装”“冒充”。
- He didn't pretend to know.
- He pretended not to know.
误 She pretended reading a novel when I came into the room.
正 She pretended to be reading a novel when I came into the room.
误 When his mother came in, he pretended to do his homework.
正 When his mother came in, he pretended to be doing his homework.
- ☆ 1380年左右进入英语，直接源自古法语的pretendre，意为主张，要求；最初源自古典拉丁语的prtendere，意为提出，辩解。
- pretence n. 假装,作假,做作;自命,自称,自吹,炫耀‖pretended adj. 假装的,伪装的