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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French pretendre, from Old French pretendre, a borrowing from Latin praetendere, present active infinitive of praetendō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pʁe.tɑ̃dʁ/
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VerbEdit

prétendre

  1. to claim, to allege
  2. to expect, to consider necessary
  3. (transitive with à) to aim at, to set one's sights on
  4. (reflexive) to claim
  5. (Louisiana) to pretend

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