Meaning of feign

feign

Pronunciation: (fān), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of: to feign sickness.
  2. to invent fictitiously or deceptively, as a story or an excuse.
  3. to imitate deceptively: to feign another's voice.
—v.i.
  1. to make believe; pretend: She's only feigning, she isn't really ill.
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