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.
- To give a false appearance of: feign sleep.
- To represent falsely; pretend to: feign authorship of a novel.
- To imitate so as to deceive: feign another's voice.
- To fabricate: feigned an excuse.
- Archaic To invent or imagine.
- To pretend; dissemble.