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pre·ten·der  Verb
  1. Translate "pretender" to English: want, go after, seek, aspire to obtain, be after, hope to achieve, hope to gain
    Spanish Synonyms of "pretender": dar ganas de, desear, querer, tener ganas de, antojarse por, apetecer, antojar, hipar por, roncar
    Define meaning of "pretender": Desear, querer conseguir algo.
  2. Ella pretendió una hazaña peligrosa, She attempted a dangerous feat.

  3. Translate "pretender" to English: claim, make a claim for
    Spanish Synonyms of "pretender": demandar, exigir, reclamar, cobrar, pedir en juicio, cobrarse
    Define meaning of "pretender": Pedir, rogar, exigir o suplicar.
  4. Ella pretende la casa y el auto, She claims the house and the car.

  5. Translate "pretender" to English: want to, intend to, mean to, try to, attempt to, purport to, boogerboo, pretend
    Spanish Synonyms of "pretender": apetecer, dar ganas de, dar la gana, querer, tener ganas de, ansiar, antojarse, antojarse por, dar la real gana, dar la regalada gana
    Define meaning of "pretender": Desear, querer conseguir algo.
  6. Ella pretende viajar en la tormenta, She intends to travel in the storm.

  7. Translate "pretender" to English: intend to marry, court, pay court to
    Spanish Synonyms of "pretender": arrullar, cortejar, enamorar, hacer la corte, obsequiar, requerir de amores, adamar, arrastrar el ala, cuzquear
    Define meaning of "pretender": Cortejar o festejar un hombre a una mujer o una mujer a un hombre para hacerse novios o convertirse en su pareja.
  8. Juan pretende a Ana, John intends to marry Ann.

  9. Translate "pretender" to English: be intended to, be meant to, be needed to
    Spanish Synonyms of "pretender": deber de, estar supuesto a
  10. Esta ley pretende controlar el tráfico...This law is intended to control...

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  11. Translate "pretender" to English: feign, pretend, purport, sham
    Spanish Synonyms of "pretender": fingir, simular, figurar, afectar, alegar, aparentar
    Define meaning of "pretender": Actuar o comportarse de forma insincera o falsa.; Aparentar o simular algo.
  12. Ella pretende un desmayo, She feigns a fainting spell.

Verb Conjugation for "pretender"
Gerund: pretendiendo
Past Participle: pretendido
























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