Daily Verb Lesson: French for claim is prétendre

The French for claim is the regular -RE verb prétendre.
To remember this, imagine the PRETENDERS claim the throne!

prétendre can also mean: to allege, intend, claim to be, purport, pretend.
Related words include:
   - se prétendre à indemnités/un poste (vr) : to claim damages / aspire to a job.
   - prétendument (adv) : supposedly, allegedly.
   - prétentieux/ieuse (adj/n m/f) : pretentious, conceited.
   - le prétendant/e (pp; nm/f) : pretender; candidate; suitor.
Most verbs ending in -dre are conjugated in this way such as : cconfondre, détendre, entendre, étendre, fendre, pendre, prétendre, tendre, tondre, tordre. Exception: prendre (to take) and its compounds.
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           to claim : prétendre
Imagine the PRETENDERS claim the throne!
Simple Tenses prétendre    Present Participle: prétendant

prétends prétends prétend prétendons prétendez prétendent
Past Imperfect
prétendais prétendais prétendait prétendions prétendiez prétendaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

prétendis prétendis prétendit prétendîmes prétendîtes prétendirent

will claim
prétendrai prétendras prétendra prétendrons prétendrez prétendront

would claim
prétendrais prétendrais prétendrait prétendrions prétendriez prétendraient
Present Subjunctive

may claim
prétende prétendes prétende prétendions prétendiez prétendent
Compound Tenses prétendre     Past Participle: prétendu
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have claim
ai prétendu as prétendu a prétendu avons prétendu avez prétendu ont prétendu
Past Perfect

had claim
avais prétendu avais prétendu avait prétendu avions prétendu aviez prétendu avaient prétendu
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have claim
aurai prétendu auras prétendu aura prétendu aurons prétendu aurez prétendu auront prétendu
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have claim
aurais prétendu aurais prétendu aurait prétendu aurions prétendu auriez prétendu auraient prétendu

prétends ! prétendons ! prétendez !
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