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pretend +‎ -er

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pretender (plural pretenders)

  1. A person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold.
  2. A claimant to an abolished or already occupied throne.

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin praetendere, present active infinitive of praetendō.

VerbEdit

pretender (first-person singular present pretendo, first-person singular preterite pretendín, past participle pretendido)

  1. to pretend
  2. first/third-person singular future subjunctive of pretender
  3. first/third-person singular personal infinitive of pretender

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin praetendere, present active infinitive of praetendō.

VerbEdit

pretender (first-person singular present indicative pretendo, past participle pretendido)

  1. to want
  2. to pretend
  3. to intend
  4. to request
  5. to aspire

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Usage notesEdit

  • Pretender is a false friend, and does not mean pretend in the sense of to claim that or act as if something is different from what it actually is.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin praetendere, present active infinitive of praetendō.

VerbEdit

pretender (first-person singular present pretendo, first-person singular preterite pretendí, past participle pretendido)

  1. to pretend (claim, allege)
  2. to intend, to aim (for/to)
    Juan pretende tener su casa propia en tres años.
    Juan intends to have his own house in three years.
  3. to woo, to court
    Juan pretende a Fernanda porque él siempre le lleva rosas y chocolates
    Juan is courting Fernanda, so he always gives her roses and chocolates.

Usage notesEdit

  • Pretender is a false friend, and does not mean pretend in the sense of to claim that or act as if something is different from what it actually is. Spanish equivalents are shown in the "Translations" section of the English entry pretend.

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