Definition of “pretender” - English Dictionary

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“pretender” in British English

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pretendernoun [ C ]

uk /prɪˈten.dər/ us /prɪˈten.dɚ/

a person who states they have a right to the high position that someone else has, although other people disagree with this:

The rebel forces are led by the pretender to the throne (= the person who wants to replace the present king or queen).

(Definition of “pretender” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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