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purport

pur·port

purport

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: pr port
inflections: purported, purporting, purports
definition: to assert or allege, esp. falsely.
He purported to be an expert on the subject, but we quickly discovered that he knew little more than we did.
synonyms:
claim, profess
similar words:
affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, aver, contend, declare, maintain, pretend
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: puhr port
definition 1: the explicit or implicit meaning; import; substance.
the purport of that law
synonyms:
import, meaning, significance, substance, tenor
similar words:
content, drift, gist, implication, intent, message, point, sense, signification, spirit
definition 2: aim; intention; purpose.
synonyms:
aim, intention, objective, purpose
similar words:
design, drift, end, intent, object, plan, point
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derivations: purported (adj.), purportedly (adv.)