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English noun: purport

1. purport (communication) the intended meaning of a communication


Synonymsintent, spirit


Broader (hypernym)import, meaning, significance, signification

2. purport (cognition) the pervading meaning or tenor


SamplesCaught the general drift of the conversation.


Synonymsdrift


Broader (hypernym)strain, tenor


English verb: purport

1. purport (communication) have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming


SamplesThe letter purports to express people's opinion.


ExamplesThey purport to move


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)claim

2. purport (cognition) propose or intend


SamplesI aim to arrive at noon.


Synonymsaim, propose, purpose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)intend, mean, think









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