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Meaning of PRETEND in Hindi

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Meaning of PRETEND in English
  1. To lay a claim to; to allege a title to; to claim.
  2. To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden.
  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.

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To better understand the meaning of PRETEND, certain examples of its usage are presented.
Examples from famous English prose on the use of the word PRETEND
  1. "You can pretend to be waiting for Professor Flitwick, you know."

     -  The word/phrase "pretend" was used by "J. K. Rowling" in "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone".
  2. "There was no need to pretend these stone snakes were real; their eyes looked strangely alive."

     -  "J. K. Rowling" has used the pretend in the novel Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets.
  3. "He thought of what Ron had just said, and decided to pretend."

     -  To understand the meaning of pretend, please see the following usage by J. K. Rowling in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban.
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Usage of PRETEND: Examples from famous English Poetry
  1. "And each tried to pretend that he did not remark"
      - This term pretend was used by Lewis Carroll in the Poem The Hunting of the Snark.
  2. "And I pretend I dont know,"
      - This term pretend was used by Prince ..... in the Poem To You I'm Nothing - Poem.
  3. "And pretend we are here to only find,"
      - This term pretend was used by Gaynor Borade in the Poem Marooned For Life.

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