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British English: /prɪˈtɛnd/
American English: /prəˈtɛnd/

Translation of pretend in Italian:


[informal] [child language]

transitive verb

  • 1 (feign)
    fingere (illness, ignorance)
    simulare (emotion)
    to pretend that …
    fingere che …
    to pretend to do
    fingere di fare
    let's pretend (that) it never happened
    facciamo finta che non sia mai successo
    let's pretend (that) we are cowboys
    facciamo finta di essere cowboy
    a thief pretending to be a policeman
    un ladro che si finge poliziotto
  • 2 (claim)to pretend to know, understand
    pretendere di sapere, di capire
    to pretend to be
    pretendere di essere

intransitive verb

  • 2 (maintain deception) after 40 years of marriage it is time to stop pretending
    dopo 40 anni di matrimonio è ora di smettere di fingere
    I was only pretending
  • 3 (claim)to pretend to
    pretendere (throne)
    rivendicare un diritto a (title, crown)
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