a) A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold.
b) A claimant to an abolished or already occupied throne.
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  • pretender — [prē ten′dər, priten′dər] n. 1. a person who pretends 2. a claimant to a throne 3. an aspirant 4. [P ] in English history, the son or the grandson of James II: see OLD PRETENDER, YOUNG PRETENDER …   English World dictionary

  • Pretender — Pre*tend er, n. 1. One who lays claim, or asserts a title (to something); a claimant. Specifically, The pretender (Eng. Hist.), the son or the grandson of James II., the heir of the royal family of Stuart, who laid claim to the throne of Great… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pretender — Se conjuga como: temer Infinitivo: Gerundio: Participio: pretender pretendiendo pretendido     Indicativo   presente imperfecto pretérito futuro condicional yo tú él, ella, Ud. nosotros vosotros ellos, ellas, Uds. pretendo pretendes pretende… …   Wordreference Spanish Conjugations Dictionary

  • pretender — index fake, pedant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pretender — |ê| v. tr. 1. Reclamar (alguma coisa) como um direito. 2. Solicitar; requerer. 3. Desejar, querer; apetecer. 4. Exigir. 5. Intentar, diligenciar. 6. Afirmar, sustentar ou asseverar (sem fundamento). • v. intr. 7. Empregar diligências, tratar de.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • pretender — (Del lat. praetendĕre). 1. tr. Querer ser o conseguir algo. 2. Hacer diligencias para conseguir algo. 3. Dicho de una persona: Cortejar a otra …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • pretender — ► NOUN ▪ a person who claims or aspires to a title or position …   English terms dictionary

  • Pretender — A pretender is a claimant to an abolished throne or to a throne already occupied by somebody else. The English word comes from the French word prétendre , meaning to put forward, to profess or claim . The term pretender is also applied to those… …   Wikipedia

  • Pretender — Seriendaten Deutscher Titel Pretender Originaltitel The Pretender Produkti …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pretender — n. a pretender to (a pretender to a throne) * * * [prɪ tendə] a pretender to (a pretender to a throne) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pretender — (Del lat. praetendere, tender por delante.) ► verbo transitivo 1 Desear hacer o conseguir una cosa: ■ pretende comprarse ese abrigo tan caro. IRREG. participio .tb: pretenso SINÓNIMO procurar 2 Intentar aparentar una cosa que no es verdad: ■ …   Enciclopedia Universal

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