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pretext

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpriːtekst/
a false reason that you use to explain why you are doing something: I called her on the pretext of needing some information.Secrecy and privacy
Translations of “pretext”
in Spanish pretexto…
in French prétexte…
in German der Vorwand…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藉口,托詞…
in Russian предлог, отговорка…
in Turkish bahane, kulp, uyduruk neden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 借口,托词…
in Polish pretekst…
(Definition of pretext from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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