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. to make believe; pretend: She's only feigning, she isn't really ill.