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 Webster]

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


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  • 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 …   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

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