Bedeutung von “pretence” — Learner’s Dictionary


noun UK US pretense us uk /prɪˈtens/

[ U ] behaviour that makes someone believe something that is not true:

I can't keep up the pretence (= continue pretending) any longer.
They made absolutely no pretence of being interested.
under false pretences

If you do something under false pretences, you do it when you have lied about who you are or what you are doing:

The police charged him with obtaining money under false pretences.

(Definition von “pretence” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)