• (v. i.) To put in, or make, a claim, truly or falsely; to allege a title; to lay claim to, or strive after, something; -- usually with to. • (v. t.) To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden. • (v. i.) To hold out the appearance of being, possessing, or perf...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/pretend/
Pre·tend' intransitive verb 1.
To put in, or make, a claim, truly or falsely; to allege a title; to lay claim to, or strive after, something; -- usually with to
. 'Countries that pretend
to freedom.' Swift.
« For to what fine he would anon pretend
, That kno...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/157
Pre·tend' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Pretended ; present participle & verbal noun Pretending .] [ Middle English pretenden to lay claim to, French prétendre , Latin praetendere , praetentumFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/157
pretend 1. To claim; profess; allege [to stretch forth or to move in a certain direction]. 2. To claim or profess falsely; feign;. 3. To make believe, as in play or in an attempt to deceive; feign. Related before-word units: ante-; antero-; anti-; pro-. Related 'time' units: ae...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1744/15
- put forward a claim and assert right or possession ofFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=pretend
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