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Synonyms of 'feign'

(verb) 
Definition
to pretend to experience (a particular feeling)
You can't feign interest in something you loathe.
Synonyms
pretend
He pretended to be asleep.
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affect
He listened to them, affecting an amused interest.
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assume
He assumed an air of superiority.
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put on
, ,
forge
They forged dollar notes.
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fake
He faked nonchalance.
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imitate
a precedent which may be imitated by other activists
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simulate
They rolled about, simulating a bloodthirsty fight.
, ,
act
They were just acting tough.
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fabricate
All four claim that officers fabricated evidence against them.
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counterfeit
He financed a plot to counterfeit gold coins.
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give the appearance of
, ,
make a show of

Additional synonyms

in the sense of act
They were just acting tough.
Synonyms
seem to be,
pose as,
pretend to be,
posture as,
play the part of
in the sense of affect
Definition
to put on a show of
He listened to them, affecting an amused interest.
in the sense of assume
Definition
to make a pretence of
He assumed an air of superiority.

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