Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pretend.(verb)
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Use "pretends" in a sentence
"The title pretends satisfaction to them who desire to have reason satisfied: which, that it is a great undertaking, I easily grant; but for the performance of it, “hic labor, hoc opus.”"
"I am willing to believe that the “Acts” which relate this fact are as veracious as their title pretends, but they are still more simple than sincere, and it is very strange that Fleury, in his “Ecclesiastical History,” relates such a prodigious number of similar incidents, being much more conducive to scandal than edification."
"Palin pretends to be an expert on anything that allows her to be critical of Obama."