Obtend
Obtend Ob*tend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obtending}.] [L. obtendere, obtentum, to stretch or place before or against; ob (see {Ob-}) + tendere to stretch.] 1. To oppose; to hold out in opposition. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To offer as the reason of anything; to pretend. [Obs.] --Dryden [1913 Webster]


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  • obtend — transitive verb Etymology: Latin obtendere to stretch before, draw out, pretend, from ob to, toward + tendere to stretch more at ob , tend 1. obsolete : to offer as a reason : pretend 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Obtended — Obtend Ob*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obtending}.] [L. obtendere, obtentum, to stretch or place before or against; ob (see {Ob }) + tendere to stretch.] 1. To oppose; to hold out in opposition. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obtending — Obtend Ob*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obtending}.] [L. obtendere, obtentum, to stretch or place before or against; ob (see {Ob }) + tendere to stretch.] 1. To oppose; to hold out in opposition. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obtension — Ob*ten sion, n. [L. obtentio. See {Obtend}.] The act of obtending. [Obs.] Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obtension — † obˈtension Obs. rare 0. [n. of action from L. obtendĕre to obtend: cf. extension; the L. form was obtentio.] The action of obtending. in Johnson. (No quotation.) …   Useful english dictionary

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