Synonyms of make as if
make as if
▷ See make
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affectIf 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.
feignIf 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.
pretendaffectassumeput ondeviseforgefakeimitatesimulateshamactfabricatecounterfeitgive the appearance ofdissemblemake a show of
pretendIf 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