WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
pretender vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (planear, desear)hope vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  expect vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Pretendo terminar mi carrera este año y obtener por fin mi título profesional.
 
Additional Translations
pretender vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (cortejar, conquistar, galantear)court, woo vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Jorge pretende a Julia, la llena de regalos y flores.
pretender vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). AmL (sostener, afirmar)claim vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Esa familia pretende que la casa es suya, pero no tienen pruebas.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms:
pretender encauzar loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tratar de reconducir) (figurative)try to get [sb] back on track v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  try to steer, try to channel v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
pretender que vi + conj (querer que)expect [sb] to, expect [sth] to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  claim that vtr + pron
  suggest that vtr + pron
  try to vtr + prep
pretender sobrevivir loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tratar de sobrevivir)try to survive v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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