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tr.v. pur·port·ed, pur·port·ing, pur·ports
To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending; claim or profess: a novel that purports to be a sailor's memoir; an author who purports to have witnessed the events.
1. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import. See Synonyms at substance.
2. Intention; purpose: The purport of the visit was to discuss trade relations.
[Middle English purporten, to set forth, from Anglo-Norman purporter : pur-, forth (from Latin prō-; see pro-1) + porter, to carry (from Latin portāre; see per- in Indo-European roots).]
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1. to claim (to be a certain thing, etc) by manner or appearance, esp falsely
2. (esp of speech or writing) to signify or imply
3. meaning; significance
4. purpose; object; intention
[C15: from Anglo-French: contents, from Old French porporter to convey, from por- forth + porter to carry, from Latin portāre]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
pur•port(v. pərˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; n. ˈpɜr pɔrt, -poʊrt)
1. to present, esp. deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim: a man purporting to be the manager.
2. to convey; express or imply.n.
3. the meaning, import, or sense.
4. a purpose or intention.
[1375–1425; (v.) late Middle English < Anglo-French purporter to convey]
syn: See meaning.
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Past participle: purported
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|Noun||1.||purport - the intended meaning of a communication|
|2.||purport - the pervading meaning or tenor; "caught the general drift of the conversation"|
|Verb||1.||purport - have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; "The letter purports to express people's opinion"|
claim - assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar"
|2.||purport - propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"|
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verb claim, allege, proclaim, maintain, declare, pretend, assert, pose as, profess a book that purports to tell the whole truth
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1. That which is signified by a word or expression:
2. The gist of a specific action or situation:
3. The general sense or significance, as of an action or statement:
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B. [pɜːˈpɔːt] VT to purport to be → pretender ser
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
to purport to be sth → prétendre être qch
to purport to do sth → prétendre faire qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Tenor m
(= convey, mean) → hindeuten auf (+acc)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
purport[n ˈpɜːpət; vb pɜːˈpɔːt]
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