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English Dictionary: pretended by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
pretended
adj
  1. adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
    Synonym(s): assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pretend \Pre*tend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pretended}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Pretending}.] [OE. pretenden to lay claim to, F.
      pr[82]tendre, L. praetendere, praetentum, to stretch forward,
      pretend, simulate, assert; prae before + tendere to stretch.
      See {Tend}, v. t. ]
      1. To lay a claim to; to allege a title to; to claim.
  
                     Chiefs shall be grudged the part which they pretend.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      2. To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for
            something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden.
            [R.]
  
                     Lest that too heavenly form, pretended To hellish
                     falsehood, snare them.                        --Milton.
  
      3. To hold out, or represent, falsely; to put forward, or
            offer, as true or real (something untrue or unreal); to
            show hypocritically, or for the purpose of deceiving; to
            simulate; to feign; as, to pretend friendship.
  
                     This let him know, Lest, willfully transgressing, he
                     pretend Surprisal.                              --Milton.
  
      4. To intend; to design; to plot; to attempt. [Obs.]
  
                     Such as shall pretend Malicious practices against
                     his state.                                          --Shak.
  
      5. To hold before one; to extend. [Obs.] [bd]His target
            always over her pretended.[b8] --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pretended \Pre*tend"ed\, a.
      Making a false appearance; unreal; false; as, pretended
      friend. -- {Pre*tend"ed*ly}, adv.
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