Definition of pretend adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prɪˈtend//
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈtend//
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[usually before noun] (informal) (often used by children) not real, imaginary pretend cakes Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin praetendere ‘stretch forth, claim’, from prae ‘before’ + tendere ‘stretch’. The adjective dates from the early 20th cent.
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