vorgeben

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Equivalent to vor- +‎ geben, see also Middle Low German vȫrgēven (pretend), and Danish foregive (pretend).

Verb[edit]

vorgeben (class 5 strong, third-person singular simple present gibt vor, past tense gab vor, past participle vorgegeben, past subjunctive gäbe vor, auxiliary haben)

  1. to pretend
    Wir mussten vorgeben, lesbisch zu sein.
    We had to pretend that we were lesbians.

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