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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 feign /ˈfen/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Feign v. t. [imp. & p. p. Feigned p. pr. & vb. n. Feigning.]
 1. 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.
    There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.   --Neh. vi. 8.
 The poet
 Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods.   --Shak.
 2. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness.
 3. To dissemble; to conceal. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he
           was ill"; "He shammed a headache" [syn: sham, pretend,
            affect, dissemble]
      2: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though
         she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" [syn: simulate,
          assume, sham]