Definition of feign :
1. To dissemble; to conceal.
2. To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form and relate as if true.
3. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness.
involve, bear, make believe, tease, move, appropriate, take over, touch, bear upon, acquire, assume, play-act, honest, postulate, take on, accept, strike, cloak, impress, put on, regard, profess, pose, arrogate, take for granted, get into, presume, take up, hazard, model, pass, usurp, seize, mask, impact, play out, bluff, take, touch on, fake, guess, adopt, affect, true, act, wear, sham, play along, bear on, don, dissemble, venture, make, keep up, claim
imitate (part of speech: verb)
imitate, portray, parallel, mime, ape, parody, mirror, impersonate, echo, duplicate, replicate, reflect, parrot, simulate, counterfeit, emulate, mimic, flatter, pretend, resemble, repeat, ditto, copy, mock
pretend (part of speech: verb)
- He could easily feign relaxation here in the library of " Greyrock," as long as he looked only at these familiar inanimate things and avoided the five people gathered in the room with him, for all of them were enemies. - "Dearest", Henry Beam Piper.
- Real love of children and childhood is, however, a quality that no one can successfully feign. - "Fated to Be Free", Jean Ingelow.
- All she had to do was to feign furious jealousy, and break with her dangerous lover without wounding his vanity. - "Countess Erika's Apprenticeship", Ossip Schubin.