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dissimulate (verb), dissimulates; dissimulated; dissimulating
1. To disguise, or to hide, true feelings, thoughts, or intentions from other people: Henry was lying in bed and dissimulated sleeping when his mother looked in to see if he was all right, although he was still wide awake.
2. To disguise one's intentions with a false appearance: Rebecca didn’t try to dissimulate her determination of talking with her principal about a boy in the class talking about having sex with her.
3. To conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; that is, to speak, or to act, hypocritically: James dissimulated as he pretended to be Linda’s friend, but he only wanted to copy her homework, since she was a very good mathematician.
To pretend to be someone with a false appearance.
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