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Meaning of “pretext” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 Vietnamese cớ…
in Spanish pretexto…
in Thai ข้ออ้าง…
in Malaysian dalih…
in French prétexte…
in German der Vorwand…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藉口,托詞…
in Indonesian dalih…
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 Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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