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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) pretend

Synonyms: make-believe, pretend Definition: the enactment of a pretense Usage: it was just pretend

Hypernyms: simulation, pretence, pretending, pretense, feigning Definition: the act of giving a false appearance Usage: his conformity was only pretending

Synonyms for (verb) pretend

Synonyms: pretend, profess Definition: state insincerely Usage: 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

Hypernyms: claim Definition: assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing Usage: He claimed that he killed the burglar

Synonyms: sham, dissemble, feign, pretend, affect Definition: make believe with the intent to deceive Usage: He feigned that he was ill; He shammed a headache

Hypernyms: belie, misrepresent Definition: represent falsely Usage: This statement misrepresents my intentions

Synonyms: make, make believe, pretend Definition: represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like Usage: She makes like an actress

Hypernyms: represent, play, act Definition: play a role or part Usage: Gielgud played Hamlet; She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role; She played the servant to her husband's master

Synonyms: pretend, guess, hazard, venture Definition: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation Usage: I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again; I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

Hypernyms: speculate Definition: talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion Usage: We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal

Synonyms: pretend Definition: put forward a claim and assert right or possession of Usage: pretend the title of King

Hypernyms: claim, lay claim, arrogate Definition: demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to Usage: He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter; Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident

Synonyms for (adjective) pretend

Synonyms: make-believe, pretend Definition: imagined as in a play Usage: the make-believe world of theater; play money; dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish

Hypernyms: unreal Definition: lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria Usage: ghosts and other unreal entities; unreal propaganda serving as news