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Definitions of Obtend

Pronunciation : Ob*tend"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L.obtendere, obtentum, to stretch or place before or against; ob (see Ob-) + tendere to stretch.]
Definition : 1. To oppose; to hold out in opposition. [Obs.] Dryden.

2. To offer as the reason of anything; to pretend. [Obs.] Dryden

t. [imp. & p. p. Obtended; p. pr. & vb. n. Obtending.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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