pretender

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

pretend +‎ -er

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Noun[edit]

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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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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

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

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Portuguese[edit]

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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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Spanish[edit]

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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 courts Fernanda, so he always gives her roses and chocolates.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Pretender is a false friend, and does not mean the same as the English word pretender. Spanish equivalents are shown above, in the "Translations" section of the English entry pretender.