pretender Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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pretendernoun [C]

uk   /prɪˈten.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
a ​person who ​states they have a ​right to the high ​position that someone ​else has, ​although other ​peopledisagree with this: The ​rebelforces are ​led by the pretender to the ​throne (= the ​person who ​wants to ​replace the ​presentking or ​queen).
(Definition of pretender from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pretender”
in Chinese (Simplified) 妄想者,觊觎者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 妄想者,覬覦者…
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