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purport

noun (n)

  • the intended meaning of a communication (noun.communication)
    Synonym: intent, spirit
    source: wordnet30
  • the pervading meaning or tenor (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: drift
    source: wordnet30
  • Design or tendency; meaning; import; tenor. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The letter purports to express people's opinion.
    source: wordnet30
  • propose or intend (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: aim, propose, purpose
    source: wordnet30
  • To intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; -- often with an object clause or infinitive. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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