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- Rhymes: -ɛndə(ɹ)
pretender (plural pretenders)
- A person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold.
- A claimant to an abolished or already occupied throne.
person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not hold
claimant to a throne
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- to pretend
- first-person and third-person singular future subjunctive of
- first-person and third-person singular personal infinitive of
Conjugation of pretender
Conjugation of the Portuguese -er verb pretender
- to pretend (claim, allege)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
1 Argentine and Uruguayan voseo prefers the tú form for the present subjunctive.
These forms are generated automatically and may not actually be used. Pronoun usage varies by region.