Synonyms of 'make as if'
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If you affect a particular characteristic or way of behaving, you pretend that it is genuine, or natural for you.
He listened to them, affecting an amused interest.
If someone feigns a particular feeling, attitude, or physical condition, they try to make other people think that they have it or are experiencing it, although this is not true.
You can't feign interest in something you loathe.
If you pretend that something is the case, you act in a way that is intended to make people believe that it is the case, although in fact it is not.
He pretended to be asleep.
Thesaurus for make as if from the Collins English Thesaurus
to behave as if