English verb: feign
|1.||feign (communication) make believe with the intent to deceive|
|Samples||He feigned that he was ill.|
He shammed a headache.
|Synonyms||affect, dissemble, pretend, sham|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
|Broader (hypernym)||belie, misrepresent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bull, bullshit, fake, mouth, play possum, take a dive, talk through one's hat|
|Verb group||make, make believe, pretend|
|2.||feign (creation) make a pretence of|
|Samples||She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger.|
He feigned sleep.
|Synonyms||assume, sham, simulate|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||act, dissemble, pretend|
|Narrower (hyponym)||feint, play|