- (British) IPA: /əzˈðəʊ/
- As to suggest the idea that; as if, as would be true if.
- I felt sick, as though I'd just eaten a dozen bad oysters.
- She reached out, as though to touch my face.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0124 ↗:
- "A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. […] A strong man—a strong one; and a heedless." ¶ "Of what party is he?" she inquired, as though casually.
- 2013, Daniel Taylor, Steven Gerrard goal against Poland ensures England will go to World Cup ↗, The Guardian, 15 October:
- By that stage Townsend, playing again as though immune to any form of nerves, had curled a lovely, left-footed effort against the crossbar and Welbeck had slashed a shot wide from a position when he really should have done better.
- French: comme si (+ imperfect or pluperfect), comme pour
- German: als ob, als wenn
- Italian: come se
- Portuguese: como se
- Russian: как бу́дто
- Spanish: como si (+ subjunctive)