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Verb: purport  'pur,port
  1. Have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
    "The letter purports to express people's opinion"
     
  2. Have as a plan or objective
    - aim, purpose, propose, intend
Noun: purport  'pur,port
  1. The intended meaning of a communication
    - intent, spirit
     
  2. The pervading meaning or tenor
    "caught the general purport of the conversation";
    - drift

Derived forms: purported, purporting, purports

Type of: claim, import, intend, mean, meaning, significance, signification, strain, tenor, think

Encyclopedia: Purport