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Synonyms for pretext

Synonyms for pretext

a professed rather than a real reason

an explanation offered to justify an action or make it better understood


Synonyms for pretext

something serving to conceal plans

an artful or simulated semblance

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"It has come to our knowledge that fraudsters are attempting to defraud the banking customers by seeking bank account details on the pretext of biometric verification," the SBP said in a statement.
The gang led by Behera has cheated more than 50 passengers in tune of crores on the pretext of providing visa, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Sanjay Bhatia at IGI Airport said.
The Israeli municipality recently ordered the demolition of about 80 Palestinian-owned homes in the area under the same pretext of construction without a permit.
Sargodha -- Armed dacoits in police uniform kidnapped traders on the pretext of checking and looted 3kg gold from them.
Mahmudawi told NINA "The United States is trying to fabricate pretexts to re-establish its control over Iraq under the pretext that the popular mobilization is a danger to Iraq, forgetting that the institution of the PMF is official and operating according to the law of the Iraqi parliament and under the authority of the Iraqi government."
A statement by the Palestinian Prisoners Society said that Israeli army stormed the cities of Nablus, Qalqilya, Jenin, Tulkarem, Bethlehem and Hebron and arrested the14 citizens under the pretext they are wanted by the occupation authorities.
Several owners of the brick kilns pleaded in the petitions that the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) ordered shutting down their kilns on the pretext of causing air pollution.
SHIKARPUR -- A married woman was allegedly gunned down by her husband with the help of his brother at Ghar Panhija village on the pretext of honour in the limits of Kot-Shahoo police station.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Defense Ministry warned that militants in Idlib may be preparing to stage a chemical weapons attack against the local civilian population and thus create a pretext for a US strike.
The accused, who lives at Aggrey Road, Yaba in Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and false pretext.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Thursday night handed out temporary eviction notices for 21 families in Khirbet Humas Al-Fawqa area in the Jordan Valley, under the pretext of carrying out military drills.
The impersonators try to seek personal details like CNIC and bank accounts on the pretext of data verifications and prize schemes.
Jacobabad -- A mother of three kids was axed to death over pretext of Karo-Kari (honour killing) by his brother-in-law at village Sarfraz Jakhrani next to Thull tehsil of Jacobabad district, in the limits of Bahu Khoso Police Station.
22 (BNA): Israeli bulldozers in the Arab city of Lod demolished a Palestinian-owned house under the pretext its was built without an Israeli-issued permit.